MWO founder George Ellery Hale atop Mt. Wilson, 1904 Huntington Library


60-inch Observing

100-inch Observing

Filming at MWO

Current Conditions


Contact Information

Contact Information
Scientific Access to Telescopes is available to qualified scientists. For information regarding use of the 100-inch telescop ,contact Dr. Harold McAlister.

Public viewing through the 60-inch Telescope is available to individuals and groups. Fee and scheduling information is available here.

Requests for historic images taken at the Observatory should be directed to Dr. Dan Lewis of the Huntington Library.

Film shoot access to Observatory facilities is available for appropriate production companies. See our terms and guidelines for details and contact information.

Additional Contacts:

MWI Excecutive Director's Office

Mr. Thomas Meneghini, Acting Executive Director
Voice: 626-304-0269
Ms. Brenda Stith, Business Manager
Voice: 404-413-5484
Fax: 404-413-5481

MWI c/o Carnegie Observatories
813 Santa Barbara Street
Pasadena, CA 91101-1232

MWI Mountain Operations Office
Mr. Craig Woods
Mt. Wilson Observatory
466 Foothill Blvd, #327
La Canada, CA 91011
Voice: 626-440-9016
Fax: 626-405-9814

Mount Wilson Institute Trustees and Officers

Board of Trustees:
Mr. Samuel D. Hale, Chairman & CEO - Century Management
Mr. C. Robert Ferguson, Secretary - Attorney at Law
Mr. Michael H. Horner - Tom Sawyer Camps
Dr. Harold A. McAlister, Director Emeritus & CFO - Georgia State University
Dr. Josh Simon - The Carnegie Observatories
Dr. Charles Townes, Chairman Emeritus - University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Arthur H. Vaughan - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mr. Larry S. Webster - Georgia State University

Mr. Thomas Meneghini - Acting Executive Director
Mr. Eric Simison - Deputy Director for Operations
Mr. Donald Nicholson - Associate Deputy Director for Public Affairs