Hale (observatories)

Hale (observatories)

Name given from 1970 to the two great American astronomical observatories of Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar, in honor of astronomer George Hale.

Both are under the aegis of the Carnegie Foundatior and the California Institute of Technology: the first is 32 km northwest of Los Angeles and the second 80 km northeast of San Diego, in California, United States.

The Hale Observatories also have an astronomical station abroad, in Las Campanas, Chile: Space 23.

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