Postcard displaying pictures of 200 inch disk
Postcard features two images. Image on left is of 200" disk with one man handing up measuring instrument to another man who is sitting inside center of disk. Image on the right is of the exterior of glass and Civic Observatory Museum with five people standing at its entrance.
"A monument to astronomy and to glass, Corning, N.Y., 'The Crystal City'."
"Original 200-inch telescope disc, world's largest piece of glass and Civic Observatory Museum where it is on exhibition, free to the public. The disc which weighs twenty tons was poured at Corning Glass Works, March 25, 1934. The Museum was dedicated September 2, 1939."
This item is part of the George V. McCauley papers.
George V. McCauley papers
Displayed in the exhibition titled "Mirror to Discovery: The 200-inch Disk and the Hale Reflecting Telescope at Palomar" held at the Rakow Research Library from January 10-October 30, 2011.
A reproduction made from a digital image of this item was displayed in the exhibition titled "Mirror to Discovery" held at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK, May 31-September 9, 2012.