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I think of it as one of the most disappointment-proof places in the state.





you would probably be disappointed if you tried to actually look at anything through those telescopes...
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post #108 of 391
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you would probably be disappointed if you tried to actually look at anything through those telescopes...

Really? I saw Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter through one of those telescopes, and wasn't disappointed at all.
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(eventually)
post #110 of 391
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Really? I saw Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacting Jupiter through one of those telescopes, and wasn't disappointed at all.

Not to mention the accomplishments of the nearby Mt. Wilson observatory, from which Hubble first viewed galaxies outside our own and determined that the universe was expanding.

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Thanks to the inversion layer that traps smog over Los Angeles, Mount Wilson has naturally steadier air than any other location in North America, making it ideal for astronomy and in particular for interferometry.
post #111 of 391
The observatory is great. Nice building and views. They even have a Tesla coil.
post #112 of 391
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Not to mention the accomplishments of the nearby Mt. Wilson observatory, from which Hubble first viewed galaxies outside our own and determined that the universe was expanding.

There was a lot less light pollution in those days.
post #113 of 391
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True, sadly. I still imagine it is not "disappointing"
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post #115 of 391
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Originally Posted by thats.mana View Post

seeing this from the water is even more awesome than driving over it
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What, you don't like strip malls or faux Mediterranean architecture?
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What, you don't like strip malls or faux Mediterranean architecture?
That was a memorial post for wonderful things, no longer extant.
post #120 of 391
California Memorial Stadium


Los Angeles Coliseum


The Rose Bowl
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