Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

Exploration

Marcel Borel Photographing Large 85-foot Antenna. Hat Creek Radio Astronomy Station, October 1964

Marcel Borel Photographing Large 85-foot Antenna. Hat Creek Radio Astronomy Station, October 1964

Completed in 1959, this was at the time the largest astronomical telescope built by public funds, the 120-inch reflector was financed during the years of its construction by the California state legislature.

The 120-inch Reflector, Mirror Detached for Re-aluminizing, Lick Observatory, July 1964

The 120-inch Reflector, Mirror Detached for Re-aluminizing, Lick Observatory, July 1964

View Southwest from Mount Hamilton into Sun, Lick Observatory, July 1964

View Southwest from Mount Hamilton into Sun, Lick Observatory, July 1964