Mount Wilson's 60-inch Telescope is normally made available for public viewing through our very popular group rental program. In order to make this remarkable experience more accessible to inviduals not associated with a group, we have set aside the evening of August 25, 2013 as an individually ticketed night. We will be issuing 20 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. The price of each ticket is $95 and will include a tour of the Observatory, a boxed meal prepared by our Cosmic Cafe, and, of course, observing at the 60-inch telescope from dark until 1:00 am. There is a limit of two tickets per individiual or family, and we cannot accommodate children under age twelve. All ticketed minor children must be accompanied by a ticketed responsible adult.
To request a ticket, please send us an email message with your name, address, phone number and whether you want one or two tickets. You will then be contacted concerning payment information. All tickets are non-refundable except in the case of technical issues preventing us from operating the telescope that evening.
Ticket holders are responsible for their own transportation to and from Mount Wilson. A map and driving directions can be found here.
The Observatory is located at an elevation of 5700 feet with the tour requiring walking up and down many stairs and steep pathways and is not easily accessible to persons with physical disabilities. Those with known cardiac and respiratory conditions may also want to consider this before requesting a ticket.
Click here for more information about what to expect while viewing through the 60-inch Telescope.
We expect this to sell out quickly, so don't hesitate to request your ticket now!