× 0. Palomar Observatory
M. Visitor Center (Museum)
H. Hale Dome

Virtual Tour

This 360° virtual tour offers views of some observatory areas normally accessible only to staff and researchers.


Drag your finger across the screen to scroll the panoramic images or use the control button to access your handheld device's orientation/motion sensor and look around.

To navigate, touch any jump spot or use the thumbnail dropdown menu at the top left.

Use the control button to hide the floating labels and jump spots.

Use the control button to hide the tour controls.

This tour can work with smartphone VR viewers such as Google Cardboard.

If you would like to open the virtual tour outside the audioguide environment, follow the link below.


Upcoming guided tour.