Explore the history, science, and technology of Mount Wilson Observatory
Weekend Public Tours | Engineering Tours | Private Tours | Self-Guided Tours | Virtual Tour
Concerts, lectures, public telescope nights, & more!
Concerts in the Dome | Talks & Telescopes | Arts @ the Observatory | All Events
For an experience of a lifetime, view celestial objects through our historic 60-inch or 100-inch telescopes.
Telescope Reservations | Solar Observing | Public Ticket Nights
Conceived & founded by George Ellery Hale in 1904, the observatory is home of some of the most important telescopes in the development of modern astronomy.
Our Founder | Our History | Mount Wilson Astronomers | Reflections Newsletter
Join us on the Mountain! There are a wide range of activities and events, including telescope viewings, engineering tours, concerts, astronomy lectures, and art events! Check them out below, sign up for a few, and come explore our beautiful Observatory campus.
The mission of the Mount Wilson Institute is to manage & promote the Mount Wilson Observatory for scientific research, historic preservation, education, public engagement, and the arts. Your generous support keeps our mission alive!
Donate | Become a Member | Volunteer
Our Education programs are led by astronomers from world-renowned institutes. Students learn, at any level, about the astrophysics that led Hubble to discover the expanding Universe.
Grades 4-12 STEM Program | Adult Summer Observational Astrophysics Retreat