Friends of Palomar Observatory

Friends of Palomar Observatory star party. (Palomar/Caltech)

Friends of Palomar Observatory presentation event at the Outreach Center. (Palomar/Caltech)

Ever wonder what happens at Palomar Observatory once we close the gates and open the telescope domes? The Friends of Palomar Observatory offers you an unique opportunity to connect to the active research mission and scientists of the Observatory. As a Friend you will:

  • Be invited to special tours, star parties, and events at the Observatory and partner institutions, as well as special presentations given by Palomar astronomers;
  • Receive The Big Eye, an exclusive members newsletter about the current research, history, and educational outreach mission of Palomar Observatory;
  • Earn a 10% discount on purchases from the Palomar Observatory Gift Shop; and
  • Support the educational outreach mission of the Observatory, including new exhibits and displays for all of the Observatory's visitors.

To become a member, please complete, print, and mail the Friends of Palomar Observatory Application along with your payment to:

Palomar Observatory – Friends of Palomar Observatory
P.O. Box 200
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060-0200

The Friends of Palomar Observatory is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your membership or donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Last updated: 28 May 2015 ACM/AFB