Due to the heavy snowfall on the mountain, Palomar Observatory has suspended all science operations and is closed to the public for the indefinite future.
Updated Fri 24 Mar 2023 7:56 am PDT
Guided 1hr-long tours of the 200-inch Hale Telescope are offered on the weekends summer through fall. Limited-availalbility tickets are required. Tour presentations are unsuitable for children under 5 years of age.
During the winter months we offer a series of weekend talks for our visitors at the Visitor Center/Museum. These talks typically focus on observatory history or current astronomy research, and are given by observatory staff, docents, or visiting astronomers. Free admission.TALKS SCHEDULE