Even though we visited the one building in Pasadena (designed by Myron Hunt), The Carnegie Observatories is plural because it's several different observatories supported by private donations and endowments. For the last couple of posts we've been talking about the Carnegie Observatories' archive of glass plates: "astrophoto" negatives of space taken in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries.
Halley's comet, 1910.
latest images from Pluto?
Cindy showed us a lot, but there was one thing she couldn't show us.
You can see many of these glass plates, and other exciting space stuff old and new, at the Carnegie Observatories Open House on Sunday, October 18th 2-5 pm. Be sure to RSVP! It's a family-friendly event. Check out one of Pasadena's little secrets.