The Journey to Palomar DVD
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The film traces the story of the Chicago-born astronomer George Ellery Hale, considered the father of astrophysics, as he struggles personally and professionally to build the greatest telescopes of the 20th century at the Yerkes and Mount Wilson Observatories, and finally the 20-year effort to build the million-pound telescope on Palomar mountain beginning in the 1930s. Hale's observatories revolutionized our understanding of the universe.
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- Product Description
- Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
- Closed Captioned: Yes
- Stereo: Yes
- Color: Yes
- Number of Programs: 1
- Rating: TV-G
- Production Year: 2008
- Country Of Origin: United States
Expand students' understanding of the universe with a close-up look at the superhuman efforts of George Ellery Hale. When Hale built a million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain, the construction was considered the "moon shot" of the 1930s and 1940s. He also set the stage for space exploration and succeeded in creating a new American science. Show students how the father of astrophysics enabled the greatest discoveries since Galileo and Copernicus and engaged our nation's leaders in business, science, and politics to support his vision. Includes Teacher's Guide.
For more information visit: pbs.org/thejourneytopalomar/
- Includes interviews with America's top scientists and historians and rare archival footage.
- Scene Selections
- In Hale's Shadow - A Fascinating Look at the Future Telescopes
- Fullscreen 4x3 Full