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A Trip to Mount Wilson

13 Jul 2014, 22:34 UTC
A Trip to Mount Wilson
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Sunday July 6 I was able to take a trip up to Mount Wilson Observatory with my mon and my little brother. In a sentence, It is a spectacular place to visit. There is a rich amount of history with a multitude of places to see and things to do! And a LOT of walking!
It’s a really nice, but lengthy drive up in the mountains to get there, and the road is full of sharp turns. The whole way up I was trying to picture someone driving that big 60″ and that big big 100″ mirror up the very same road.
Anyway we got to go on a tour of the whole place, or you can just walk around. I highly recommend the tour, but only on weekends, where they include visiting the observing floor of the 100″ telescope. There are so many observatories there, I never did a count, but over 5 separate domes, not including another observatory under construction while we were there.
Me and my brother Kevin ready for an exciting (and exhausting) day
The first place we visited on the tour was the 150 foot solar telescope. This was pretty awesome, and it’s pretty darn ...

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