a presentation on the retrospective of the 100th anniversary of the Hooker Telescope
A Temple of Science is a retrospective on the 100th anniversary of the 100-inch Hooker Telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The telescope saw first light in November 1917 and remained the largest in the world until 1949. Astronomers Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason used the telescope to literally discover the entire universe, discover the first observational evidence for an expanding universe, and lay the first observational foundations for the modern concept of Big Bang Cosmology. As a scientific instrument, the Hooker telescope radically, and forever, altered our conceptual understanding of the universe we live in.
Stefanos Polyzoides is an architect and urbanist,a principal in Moule & Polyzoides of Pasadena, California, and was an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California (1973-1998).
Tim Thompson is a physicist and astronomer, retired from a 28-year career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been associated with Mount Wilson Observatory since 1981, and is currently a trustee of the Mount Wilson Institute.
Dan Kohne is a trustee of the Mount Wilson Institute.
Robert Anderson is a docent with the Mount Wilson Institute.