Tim Thompson, former JPL scientist and member of the Mt. Wilson Institute Board of Trustees, talks about the Mt. Wilson Observatory. He explains why he doesn't operate the Mt. Wilson telescopes himself, and tells us why astronomers hate the twinkling of the stars. This episode was recorded on location, and Tim talks about the many public events offered at Mt. Wilson.
Learn more about Mt. Wilson and see upcoming events at www.mtwilson.edu.
Image: 1909 image of the dome housing the 60 inch reflector telescope.