Cutting our Ties to Columbia University

Telescope engineer Sam Palmer at the point of no return for our move from Columbia to the Center for Astrophysics in 1986. He is using a jigsaw to cut through all the cables that ran from the 1.2 m control room on the 14th floor of the Pupin Physics Laboratories to the telescope on the roof above. The green foam on the walls was for sound proofing.

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