You are invited to join me when I'll be speaking at the Southern California Astronomy Exposition (SCAE) Seminar Symposium at 11:00 am on Saturday July 12 at Oceanside Photo & Telescope.
My talk will be on the history of the building of the 200-inch Hale Telescope. Those that attend will get to see some amazing historic images that have largely hidden away for 60 years or more. I will even explain what the heck was going on in this photo:
Yes, that is a truck hanging from the crane inside the dome of the 200-inch Telescope.
Also speaking that day will be Caltech's Nick Law on Lucky Imaging, Gary Palmer will speak on solar imaging and Marc Rayman will describe the Dawn Mission to the asteroid belt. Last, but certainly not least, will be Arlene Martel.
She was T'Pring from Star Trek. If that's not enough to get you to attend there is more. Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute will speak that evening at Palomar College just before a star party there caps the day.
SCAE continues the following Saturday with an amazing telescope & instrumentation faire and more prizes than you can possibly imagine. Really. Follow the link and you'll see what I mean.