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June 3, 1948 – The Palomar Observatory telescope is finished in California.

The Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California, houses five telescopes that are nightly used to conduct astronomical research and collect data. An essential component to space exploration, telescopes let us view the solar system from Earth long before we broke through the atmosphere.

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Cabrillo Tidepools

Cabrillo National Monument, 1948

Carmel Mission- Carmel by the Sea-California Mission- Bell Tower