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Stargazers inspect new reflecting telescope
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Dick Nelson, left, and John Kennedy inspect a new reflecting telescope. Both are members of the Polaris Astronomical Society, a group of Valley amateur stargazers who meet for 'star parties' each month outside the 'smog limits' to study the heavens. Nelson is president of the club and Kennedy is chairman of the observing committee. Photograph dated January 25, 1962.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Polaris Astronomical Society
Polaris Astronomical Society--Presidents
Amateur astronomy--California--San Fernando Valley
Amateur astronomy--California--San Fernando Valley--Societies and clubs
Stargazing--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Telescopes--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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