Mount Wilson Institution

Events

Date Event Details
07/21/2018 05:30 PM - 11:55 PM PT
  • $20.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Museum Auditorium
Stars on the Ceiling, a lecture by Ed Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory on the many architectural representations of the sky, from ancient Egyptian tombs to New York's Grand Central TerminaI. It will be followed by a look through one of our big telescopes.


When the principles of ancient cosmology are mimicked in architecture, ceilings usually operate as stand-ins for the sky and display stars, constellations and other celestial objects overhead. From the burial chambers in Egyptian pyramids and tombs to the main concourse of New York's Grand Central Terminal, architects and designers have turned ceilings into the sky and miniaturized the universe on earth. This tour through the history, content, character, meaning, and purpose of cosmic ceilings around the world also spotlights the three celestial ceiling murals at Griffith Observatory.

A talk by Ed Krupp
08/03/2018 07:45 PM - 01:00 AM PT
  • $95.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 60-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the first large, precision-made reflecting telescope in the world, the one that revolutionized the technology. You will be looking through the historic telescope that astronomer Harlow Shapley used to measure the size of our Milky Way Galaxy for the first time and find our position in it, removing us from the center. This special viewing session is limited to 20 observers and runs from 7:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
08/04/2018 07:45 PM - 08/05/2018 01:00 AM PT
  • $225.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 100-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the largest telescope in the world available to the public, the historic telescope that astronomer Edwin Hubble used to prove the existence of other galaxies and that our Universe is expanding. This special viewing session is limited to 16 observers and runs from 7:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
08/05/2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM PT
  • $50.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
United States
Chamber music inside the 100-inch telescope dome where Hubble proved the existence of other galaxies and the expansion of the Universe.
08/05/2018 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM PT
  • $50.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
100-inch Telescope Dome
Mount Wilson
San Gabriel Mountains, CA 91109
United States
Chamber music inside the 100-inch Telescope dome where astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. This 20th century temple to science has acoustics rivaling the great cathedrals of Europe.
08/10/2018 07:30 PM - 08/11/2018 01:00 AM PT
  • $225.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 100-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the largest telescope in the world available to the public, the historic telescope that astronomer Edwin Hubble used to prove the existence of other galaxies and that our Universe is expanding. This special viewing session is limited to 16 observers and runs from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
08/10/2018 07:45 PM - 08/11/2018 01:00 AM PT
  • $95.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 60-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the first large, precision-made reflecting telescope in the world, the one that revolutionized the technology. You will be looking through the historic telescope that astronomer Harlow Shapley used to measure the size of our Milky Way Galaxy for the first time and find our position in it, removing us from the center. This special viewing session is limited to 20 observers and runs from 7:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
08/31/2018 07:15 PM - 09/01/2018 01:00 AM PT
  • $95.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 60-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the first large, precision-made reflecting telescope in the world, the one that revolutionized the technology. You will be looking through the historic telescope that astronomer Harlow Shapley used to measure the size of our Milky Way Galaxy for the first time and find our position in it, removing us from the center. This special viewing session is limited to 20 observers and runs from 7:15 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
09/02/2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM PT
  • $50.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
100-inch Telescope Dome
Chamber music inside the 100-inch Telescope dome where astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. This 20th century temple to science has acoustics rivaling the great cathedrals of Europe.
09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM PT
  • $50.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
100-inch Telescope Dome
Chamber music inside the 100-inch Telescope dome where astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. This 20th century temple to science has acoustics rivaling the great cathedrals of Europe.
09/15/2018 05:30 PM - 11:55 PM PT
  • $20.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
The Search for Life in the Universe, a lecture by Jean-Luc Margot, Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. It will be followed by a look through one of Mount Wilson's big telescopes.
09/16/2018 07:30 AM - 01:00 PM PT
  • $45.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
A 5K Run Fundraiser for Mount Wilson Observatory
10/06/2018 06:30 PM - 10/07/2018 01:00 AM PT
  • $225.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
Mount Wilson's 100-inch Telescope Public Ticket Nights make this remarkable experience accessible to visitors not associated with a large group. Come up and observe through the largest telescope in the world available to the public, the historic telescope that astronomer Edwin Hubble used to prove the existence of other galaxies and that our Universe is expanding. This special viewing session is limited to 16 observers and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
10/07/2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM ET
  • $50.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
100-inch Telescope Dome
Mount Wilson
San Gabriel Mountains, CA 91109
United States
Chamber music inside the 100-inch Telescope dome where astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. This 20th century temple to science has acoustics rivaling the great cathedrals of Europe.
10/07/2018 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM ET
  • $50.00

Mount WIlson Observatory
100-inch Telescope Dome
Mount Wilson
San Gabriel Mountains, CA 91109
United States
Chamber music inside the 100-inch Telescope dome where astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered our place in an expanding Universe. This 20th century temple to science has acoustics rivaling the great cathedrals of Europe.
10/20/2018 05:30 PM - 11:55 PM PT
  • $20.00

Mount Wilson Observatory
Mount Wilson, CA 91023
"A Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Galaxy," by Dr. Andrew Benson, an astrophysicist with the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Pasadena. In just 13.8 billion years, the Universe has managed to create billions of galaxies - from beautiful grand design spirals to massive ellipticals containing hundreds of billions of stars. But how did it do this, starting from nothing but a primordial soup of elementary particles? In this talk Dr. Benson will explain how galaxies are made and sculpted by the forces of gravity and by the violent explosions of supernovae and black holes, and will describe what mysteries remain as we approach the 100th anniversary of the discovery of galaxies.