36 inch Lick telescope, Lick Observatory, California, USA, 1915.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

36 inch Lick telescope, Lick Observatory, California, USA, 1915.

Warner & Swasey Company

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Photograph of the 36 inch refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory on Mt Hamilton, California in the United States. Built by the American company of Warner & Swasey Ltd with optics by Alvan Clark & Sons, the telescope was completed in 1888. This telescope was the primary instrument of the new institution, the first permanent mountaintop observatory to be built. The whole observatory was funded through a gift from James Lick (1796-1877), a businesman who made a fortune in real estate.
 

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