Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
George Ellery Hale
Dedicated to George Ellery Hale, 1868-1938. First Director of this Observatory. Discoverer of solar magnetism. Founder of the Yerkes, Mount Wilson, and Palomar Observatories, the Astrophysical Journal, the California Institute of Technology, the International Astronomical Union, and the National Research Council. Guiding spirit behind many local civic and cultural institutions, including the Huntington Library and the Pasadena city plan.
This building was erected in 1912. Myron Hunt, Architect.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 34° 9.346′ N, 118° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Santa Barbara Street, 0.1 miles west of Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 813 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena CA 91101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tournament of Roses History Walk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pasadena Central Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pacific Asia MuseumPasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts (approx. ¾ mile away); Pasadena Playhouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Victor Jory Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Pasadena Playhouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Pasadena Memorial for Fallen Officers (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pasadena.
More about this marker. The offices of the Carnegie Observatories were originally built to support the Mount Wilson Observatory and later the Palomar Observatory, and now support the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The 1912 office building and newer additions house the scientific and support staff, library, photographic plate collection, lecture hall, conference room, machine shop, and electronics and instrumentation labs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 4. submitted on July 15, 2020. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.