Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Roswell :

George Adamski,
Palomar and
Corning Glass

'..Because they were unfamiliar with our terrain and atmosphere (we had been experimenting with atomic bombs and, not long before, had exploded some to end the war, thereby setting up an unnatural condition), or the strength of our planet's magnetic fields, there were more crashes than we realize. Frank Scully reported some of these in 1950 in his book Behind the Flying Saucers...  

This well-known, self styled UFO investigator [Donald Keyhoe], with headquarters in Washington D.C., stated in his second book that I "ran a hamburger stand on the road to the Mount Palomar Observatory."... Palomar Gardens Café has accommodated many notable visitors. These people, from all over the world, probably wouldn't have signed the guest register in a mere "hamburger stand"... I have never owned a business, nor was I employed in any capacity at the Palomar Gardens Café. My wife and I lived on the property and I had set up the telescopes there...

These were my own instruments and were in no way connected with the Palomar Observatory. Although I was acquainted with several scientists at the Palomar Observatory, I have never been employed as a member of the observatory, or even claimed to be a member of the observatory staff...

Some newspapers used the term "hamburger vendor" in a derogatory sense, hinting I was a nobody who had "jumped on the Flying Saucer Bandwagon." Even if the reference to me had been true, it would not have been to my discredit, for America is built upon the little fellows who made good....'

George Adamski Flying Saucers Farewell (1961)

Giving as their source an interview with Ronal Florence, Palomar Historian and Author, the George Adamski Foundation website states that:

"When the big mirror for the Palomar Telescope was brought up in 1947, it was set on a concrete platform, that still sits by the observatory today (on the west side). In a playful mood, Astronomer Olin Wilson placed a 'carefully' lettered sign on the platform that read, 'This flying saucer, drawn here by the light gathering power of the 200 inch telescope, has brought visitors from other worlds who are currently guest of the government'... The sign was later removed when a visitor complained."

Wikipedia states of the man who placed this 'flying saucer' sign on the telescope's platform:

'Olin Chaddock Wilson (January 13, 1909 - July 13, 1994) was an American astronomer best known for his work as a stellar spectroscopist...'

A substantial 'biographical memoir' by Helmut A. Abt on the National Academy of Sciences' website begins:

'Olin C. Wilson was a stellar spectroscopist who spent his entire research career (1932-82) observing at the Mt. Wilson and Palomar observatories. He is known for being the first person to derive activity cycles in other stars analogous to the 11-year solar cycle. He also showed that the widths of the chromospheric Ca II emission lines in late-type stars provide accurate measures of their luminosities - the Wilson-Bappu effect. He is known for showing the complex internal motions in planetary nebulae and the Orion nebula; the latter shows evidence of shock waves and turbulence that is non-Kolmogoroff. He also demonstrated that many Wolf-Rayet stars are members of double stars and that they are under-massive. He also showed that the chromosphere of the supergiant zeta Aurigae consists of sheets or clumps, not a smoothly varying density gradient...'

The same web page on GAF site as quoted earlier credits Mrs. Alice K. Wells, long-time friend and associate of George Adamski and his wife, with this information:

"Dr. Joseph Johnson, son of Mrs. Lolita Johnson who gave George his first 6 inch telescope in Laguna Beach in the 1930s, was an instructor at Cal Tech Pasadena. Dr. Johnson was involved in mapping the sky for the placement of the Hale 200 inch telescope for the Mount Palomar Observatory to be installed. Whenever possible, George Adamski spent many evenings with Dr. Johnson, discussing a great deal about space."

The Hale Telescope, which Mr. Adamski's friend, Dr. Johnson helped to map the sky for the placement of, is (now):

'..a 200-inch... telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California, US, named after astronomer George Ellery Hale...

It was the largest optical telescope in the world from its completion in 1948 until... 1976...

In 1928 Hale secured a grant of $36 million from the Rockefeller Foundation for "the construction of an observatory, including a 200-inch reflecting telescope" to be administered by.. Caltech.. In the early 1930s, Hale selected a site at 1,700m... on Palomar Mountain in San Diego County, California, US, as the best site... The Corning Glass Works was assigned the task of making a 200-inch primary mirror... cast in 1934 at Corning Glass Works in New York State using Corning's then new material called Pyrex (borosilicate glass)....' (Wikipedia)

According to another excellent webpage about the Hale Telescope:

'The mirror finally arrived at Palomar on November 19, 1947. It was transported on the back of a flatbed truck with two additional trucks behind it pushing it up highway S-6.. and to the Observatory site...

While not quite completed, the 200-inch was dedicated as the Hale Telescope on June 3, 1948. The telescope was designed for photographic work, all of which was initially done on glass photographic plates. The first "official" photos were taken by Edwin Hubble on January 26, 1949. It was not until November 1949 - 21 years into the project - that astronomers were finally able to begin research....'        

'Apparently there was no door to what unquestionably was the cabin. The outside surface showed no marking of any sort, except for a broken porthole, which appeared on first examination to be of glass. On closer examination we found it was a good deal different from any glass in this country..'

Witness quote in Frank Scully Behind the Flying Saucers (1950)

'..(Lincoln) LaPaz wanted to fly over the area, and this was arranged. He found one other spot where he felt this thing had touched down and then taken off again. The sand at this spot had been turned into a glass-like substance. We collected a boxful of samples of this material....'

Bill Rickett quoted in Christopher Schmidt Roswell Witness Testimonies (1993) 

'I was able to observe it gliding noiselessly in my direction - an iridescent glass-like craft flashing its brilliant colours in the morning sun!...'

George Adamski Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953)

About George Adamski

Olin Chaddock Wilson

Olin Wilson - Biographical Memoir

The Hale Telescope

The 200-inch (5.1-meter) Hale Telescope

The Story of Palomar, 1948

'ROSWELL' - George Adamski : Syracuse, New York 1965