UC Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HRCO). Image credit: Gary Crabbe

Hat Creek Radio Observatory by Gary Crabbe

Article written: 1 Aug , 2011
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Photographer Gary Crabbe captured this beautiful image of the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California. Here’s what Gary had to say about the photograph:

I was working on a book project about California history and traveling between locations in Northern California. I’ve always been an armchair astronomy and cosmology buff, so when by chance I whizzed by the sign that said something like UC Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HRCO) at 55 MPH, I knew immediately what it was. I made a quick U-Turn and followed the signs to the entrance to the Observatory. I was delighted to see that the public was welcomed to take self-guided tours on limited daytime hours M-F, or by special arrangement.

I highly recommend you check out Gary’s website and see the rest of his beautiful photographs.


3 Responses

  1. Gerard says

    Certainly, this photograph is amazing. There are not enormous telescopes in my village.

  2. Ert O'Hara says

    Aw YAY!!! It’s so gorgeous there.

  3. Jet Cap says

    I immediately knew what it was. I made a quick U-turn followed the signs, the entrance of the Observatory.

    tetson Hat

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