Apr 24, 2021

Episode 47 — How Palomar Observatory Changed Almost Everything We Knew About Astronomy

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Great new episode with author and astronomer Linda Schweizer who talks about her new book “Cosmic Odyssey” which covers the history and science of Caltech’s Palomar Observatory.

Astronomer and author Linda Schweizer talks about her comprehensive new history of Palomar Observatory — “Cosmic Odyssey: How Intrepid Astronomers At Palomar Observatory Changed Our View of the Universe” from MIT Press. We focus on Palomar’s early 20th century construction and history. Schweizer is an expert on every aspect of the observatory; its history, and its many astronomical discoveries.

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