Mount Wilson Observatory's Sunday Afternoon Concerts In The Dome

  • Sunday, Jul 14th, 2024

Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan curates thoughtful musical adventures under the magnificent vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope. The 100-inch telescope is the instrument with which astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding universe and so expanded our comprehension. Performances take place at 3pm and 5pm.

The dome for the telescope-designed by Chicago architect D.H. Burnham - is a 20th century temple to science whose acoustics rival the great cathedrals of Europe and provides a unique setting for this ambitious music series.

A reception will be held outside the dome at 4pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Good to Know:

  • Program varies by date.
  • There is a 10–15-minute walk from the parking lot to the Auditorium. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Be prepared for the cooler temperature on the mountain.
  • Arrive on time. Gates close shortly after the beginning of the evening program.
  • Please use provided directions from Mount Wilson Observatory for seamless traveling experience. Map & Directions

Please note: Access to the dome performance level is via a 53-step staircase. Mount Wilson Observatory is a mile high in elevation, so the air is noticeably thinner. As the facilities are over 100 years old, there is no ADA-compliant access.

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  • Mount Wilson Observatory
  • 100 Mt Wilson Circle Rd
    Mount Wilson, CA 91023

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