Postcard from Space

Postcard courtesy of Telescopes in Education.

The Mount Wilson Telescope is a 24-inch Newtonian (reflecting) telescope on Mount Wilson, California, at sunset.  This telescope was used in the early 1960s to observe the Moon and provide proof that the lunar surface was solid enough to support a landing during the Apollo missions.  This restored, automated instrument is operated remotely by students and teachers around the world through Telescopes in Education (TIE).  For more information, go to: http://tie.jpl.nasa.gov

 

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