Space and Science

Mount Wilson's Observatory's Talks & Telescopes Lecture Series

  • Saturday, Jul 27th, 2024, 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy an inspiring night on the mountain! Mount Wilson Observatory hosts compelling talks followed by picnicking and convivial stargazing through both of the two largest telescopes in the world.

Food will be available for purchase from a food truck or bring your own picnic!


5:30pm: Talk begins in the Auditorium

Dusk to 11:30pm: View lectures and observe the stars through both the 60- and 100-inch telescopes. Additional stargazing around the grounds will be available from members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society.

2024 Talks & Telescopes:

  • July 27 - Dr. John Mulchaey
  • August 24 - Jet Propulsion Lab Panel: The Triumph of the Hubble Space Telescope
  • September 21 - Science/Art Short Film Exhibition
  • October 19 - To be announced!

Good to Know:

  • 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. The main gate closes at 6:30pm.
  • Tables are available for al fresco dining.
  • Please use provided directions from Mount Wilson Observatory for seamless traveling experience. Map & Directions

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Venue Information

  • Mount Wilson Observatory
  • 100 Mt Wilson Circle Rd
    Mount Wilson, CA 91203

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