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Princeton and the telescope

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Lyman Spitzer *38, left, and Martin Schwarzschild
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Lyman Spitzer *38, left, and Martin Schwarzschild

1950s Mount Wilson, 100"

Professors Lyman Spitzer *38 and Martin Schwarzschild make regular trips to use this huge California ­telescope.

 
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