Conservative. Idaho. Software engineer. Historian. Increasingly, frustrated with how the greed of a small number of lawyers is making life unreasonable for ordinary people.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Washburn Refractor Gets Cleaning
This article from the University of Wisconsin describes what seems to be the first cleaning and polishing of the objective of the 15.6" Washburn refractor since Alvin Clark & Sons built it in 1881. I love it when an ancient but excellent optical instrument gets a second chance, instead of simply being treated as useless.