new blog: Mt. Wilson Observatory – A Day Visit from the Disneyland Resort

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  1. WebmasterLeah

    WebmasterLeah Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Jun 3, 2009

    Mt. Wilson Observatory – A Day Visit from the Disneyland Resort
    Posted on Monday, 5th November 2012 by Mary Jo

    High above Los Angeles, in the San Gabriel Mountains, stands the Mount Wilson Observatory at 5,710 feet (1,524 meters). This observatory, built in 1917, was the largest in the world for over 30 years. It was used by famous astronomers, like Edwin Hubble, and important discoveries that have stood the test of time were made at this very spot. For those visiting the Disneyland Resort, the drive to this historic landmark is less than 60 miles away and makes for a very enjoyable day visit.

    Mount Wilson stands at over 5,700 feet above Los Angeles

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  3. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

    Sep 20, 2000
    VERY cool ... I might do this some day. :goodvibes
  4. lugnut33

    lugnut33 DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2008
    That was a really informative blog.

    I am fascinated with astronomy. Edwin Hubble's discovery that the universe is expanding was probably one of the greatest in the last 150 years. It really began the golden age of astronomy.

    I so wish Disney would create a dark ride based on all the knowledge mankind has nowadays about our universe. It would be such a cool ride.
  5. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

    Apr 28, 2007
  6. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

    Dec 15, 1998
    Thanks, guys. :)

    Nik, our docent tour guide would have appreciated that joke. :flower:

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