Famed Palomar Observatory, just outside of San Diego, CA, had not yet been finished at the time this cutaway drawing was published. The drawing shows the observatory’s massive 200-inch mirror that, at that moment, was being finished at optical labs at Cal Tech, Pasadena, CA. The disk of glass was 17 feet in diameter, and […]
Cutaway drawings of nuclear power plants, observatories, and other science-related facilities.
This cutaway, drawn by Rolf Klep in 1952, is of a $2 million, 225 foot diameter steel hull built in Schenectady, NY. Essentially, it was a spherical proving ground for an atomic engine that would be installed in a submarine. GE scientists would have: Built the engine. Encased that engine in a section of submarine […]