This vintage postcard and stamp depict the Palomar Observatory,
dedicated 71 years ago August 30, 1948.
At the time of its dedication in 1948, Palomar Observatory housed the Hale Telescope, which was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
This amazing machine is still in operation and hosts astronomers and visitors from around the world.
Be sure to visit Palomar Observatory on your journey to Palomar Mountain
along the Highway to the Stars!