Latest Palomar Observatory Stories
The first images from a new project are demonstrating a new technique that creates precise "dark holes" around stars of interest.
High-performance networks speed data on explosion's early discovery.
Astronomers announced on Wednesday a new class of supernova after observing six ultra-bright flashes of ancient exploding stars in deep space.
Astronomers have snapped a picture of three planets orbiting a star beyond our own using a modest-sized telescope on the ground.
Gamma-ray bursts, with their ability to pierce through gas and dust to shine brightly across the universe, are revealing areas of intense star formation and stellar death where astronomers have been unable to look - the dusty corners of otherwise dust-free galaxies.
Palomar's participation in Around the World in 80 Telescopes enabled by HRWREN's high speed, large bandwidth.
Ben Oppenheimer calls starlight "the bane of planet hunting." Although more than 250 planets are known to orbit other stars, so far no one has been able to get a good look at any of them.
Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the first known triplet of quasars.
High altitude, low population and little light pollution make the Adirondacks a stargazer's dream location. Look up from New York's northern forest and with the naked eye watch a cascade of stars. With a good telescope, see the rings of Saturn in color.
Palomar Observatory -- Owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology, a privately endowed educational and research institution located in Pasadena, California, and is used to support the scientific research programs of Caltech's faculty and students. The principal instruments at Palomar are the 200-inch Hale Telescope, the 48-inch Oschin Telescope, the 18-inch Schmidt telescope, and the 60-inch reflecting telescope (operated jointly by Caltech and the Carnegie Institute of...
Mount Wilson Observatory -- astronomical observatory located in California on Mt. Wilson, near Pasadena. Mt. Wilson Observatory was founded in 1904 by George E. Hale. Its equipment includes 100-in. (2.5-m) and 60-in. (1.50-m) reflecting telescopes and two solar-tower telescopes 150 ft. (46 m) and 60 ft. (18 m) in length. The most recent addition is the CHARA (Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy) array operated by Georgia State Univ.; it consists of six 39-in. (1-m) aperture...