INSIDE STORY OF MT. WILSON’S FIRE SURVIVAL
2:30 P.M. SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 AT THE ALTADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY

The great Station Fire raged through the San Gabriel Mountains for more than a month and came closer to destroying Mount Wilson Observatory
than any event in that facility’s 105-year history. The story of how this most historic of observatories was spared will no doubt become a
major chapter in the history of astronomy.

Observatory Superintendent and astrophotographer Dave Jurasevich was on the mountain through the ordeal, and on Sunday, October 25, Dave will show and tell us exactly what it was like to be there. The talk will be generously illustrated with Dave’s stunning on-the-scene photography
(including many shots never seen before), plus video footage of the fire shot by him from Mt. Wilson.

This is a free talk, sponsored by the Mount Wilson Observatory Association (MWOA). The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Altadena Public Library, 600 E. Mariposa, Altadena. Refreshments will be served before the program, starting at 2:00 p.m. Arrive early to be assured of good seating.

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