For the longest time, mankind has reached for the stars by building larger and larger telescopes to peer out into the vast unknown! The major problem for all telescope designs is being able to cut through the Earth’s thick atmosphere and still acquire quality image of faint celestial objects.
In the early part of the 20th century, astronomers in California built some of the largest telescopes known. Two examples of this are the 100 inch Hooker telescope that sits atop Mt. Wilson in Los Angeles County – the largest telescope in the world from 1917 to 1949 – until another great telescope, the impressive 200 inch, Mt. Palomar telescope, came online...Read More