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


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Watch the MWO Video

Watch a Video narrated by Hugh Downs that tells the story of Mount Wilson Observatory - past, present and future. Click here to watch this 13-minute QuickTime movie. This video was made for the Observatory by Todd and Robin Mason, producers of the PBS production The Journey to Palomar. A lower-resolution version of the video suitable for mobile devices is available here.