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Delivering Equipment to Portage Lake Observatory at Peach Mountain

Delivering Equipment to Portage Lake Observatory at Peach Mountain image
Month
December
Year
1949
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DILEMMA AT PEACH MOUNTAIN ASTRONOMICAL STATION: Trouble brewed at the University's new branch astronomical station near Portage Lake yesterday when truckers who had delivered the parts of the new telescope to be mounted there found it impossible to get one of the bulkier mechanisms into the observatory. The heavy casting -- the four-ton "polar axis" for the telescope--is shown hanging in mid-air after dome doors refused to open because of electrical difficulties. Electricians worked overtime to solve a wiring problem, and the dismantled telescope was expected tohave a roof over its head before sunset this evening.
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