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Atlanta, Georgia 30301-1909
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Mount Wilson Institute
c/o CHARA, Georgia State Univ.
One Park Place South #720
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dr. Harold McAlister - Director
Dr. Arthur Vaughan - Deputy Director
Mr. Samuel Hale - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Donald Nicholson - Associate Deputy Director for Public Affairs
Ms. Alexandra (Sandy) Land - Business Manager
Science Foundation has funded several research projects at Mount Wilson
The Infrared Spatial Interferometer from the University of California, Berkeley. The astronomers are testing a third element to complement the two that have operated since 1988.
UnISIS, an adaptive optics system using a laser guide star, and developed by the University of Illinois astronomers for the 100" Telescope.
The CHARA array of six telescopes built by Georgia State University astronomers, the world's most powerful interferometer at visible wavelengths.
The Mount Wilson ADOPT System, for the 100" telescope which produces images at visible wavelengths as sharp and clear as if the telescope were in space.
Please see the Information Directory
for further information regarding access to Mount Wilson Observatory
facilities and requests for images.
Weather links for Mount Wilson and beyond
Cameras on Mount Wilson
Recent weather observations
Doppler radar (detects rain)
Driving Map & Directions
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.