Talk:Palomar Observatory

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Only one person got the tour of palomar : false ! Palomar has open hours for public. As another example, Caltech students from any major like biology or economics also go to tour the palomar observatory at times. Access for non-professionals is hard, but not impossible. Am deleting that sentence ! (Varunbhalerao 08:17, 11 May 2007 (UTC))

Small science[edit]

Should this still be listed under the Category "Big Science"? Clearly that used to be true, but 200 inch telescopes have not been considered "big" for at least 25 years. Rnt20 07:32, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

The early telescopes on Palomar and Wilson were big when they were constructed. In fact they were the among largest precise scientific instruments ever made to that point. They defined the concept of "big science". Your suggestion would be like deleting old race cars from the race car category because those models aren't raced anymore. -Willmcw 08:58, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
Just a thought, but it could be pointed out that the 200 inch telescope remains the largest equatorially mounted optical telescope in the world. All the bigger scopes are mounted on computer controlled alt-azimuth mounts. Bill McHale 21:37, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Palomar Mountain[edit]

Palomar Mountain should not redirect here! -Branddobbe 00:30, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Until there's an article on the mountain itself it seems like a reasonable redirect. Would you like to write such an article? That'd be great. Cheers, -Willmcw 01:01, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
There is such an article: Palomar Mountain. I will change the redirect. --Droll 06:06, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


Please stop reverting helpful additions. Please step back and consider whether you are reverting these changes for the benefit of Wikipedia, or to win an arguement. I have tried to make articles more relevant to a global readership. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:18, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Palarmra telescope[edit]

I would like to —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Palomar Observatory Sky Survey I & II[edit]

There were two Palomar Observatory Sky Surveys, one which has its own page National Geographic Society - Palomar Observatory Sky Survey and one that redirects to this page Palomar Observatory Sky Survey II. While this page does have a section on sky surveys, it seems like there should be some consolidation between these three options. Maybe a new page on Palomar Observatory Sky Surveys and then sections on I and II? (talk) 04:45, 28 May 2010 (UTC)