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


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Mount Wilson Observatory is operated by the Mount Wilson Institute under an agreement with the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The Observatory occupies lands belonging to the USDA Forest Service set aside under a long-term leasehold agreement between CIW and the USDA Forest Service. The Observatory subscribes to the USDA non-discrimination policy as expressed here.

Banner photographs by David Jurasevich

FOMWO Membership Levels and Benefits

Join at any one of the following membership levels by printing a membership form or by joining online below using Amazon Simple Pay.

Be sure to check out the benefits below!

Membership Level Donation Benefits Join On-Line
Individual $45 A - D
Couple/Partners $75 2A, B - D
Family $100 2A, B - E
Contributor $250 A - F
Hale Circle $500 A - G

Benefit* Description (and value of benefit)
A Membership packet (ID card, bumper sticker) ($2.00)
B 1-yr subscription to Reflections ($12.00)
C Free Mount Wilson - Window on the Stars video ($3.00)
D 10% discount on all Cosmic Cafe purchases
E Free copy of A Visitor's Guide to Historic Mount Wilson Observatory ($4.00)
F Free copy of PBS film Journey to Palomar ($12.00)
G Invitation to a members-only insiders tour of MWO + 3 guest passes ($48)
*Benefits subject to substitution depending upon availability. Reflections is distributed electronically to non-US members.