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The Observatory of the 200 inch Telescope, Palomar Mt. near Escondido

The Observatory of the 200 inch Telescope, Palomar Mt. near Escondido San Diego County California
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Stock #: 19283
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: San Diego County
State: California (CA)
Publisher: Longshaw Card Co.
Condition: VG
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The world's largest astronomical observatory, built at the cost of six million dollars, will house the giant 200-inch mirror. The Palomar site was chosen after seven years' investigation of fifteen different peaks in Southern California. Scientists from all parts of the world will make up the personnel and observations will begin in 1940.