Family Friendly Special Event at Mt. Wilson Observatory
Join The Columbia University Alumni Association of Southern California for a Mt. Wilson Observatory Tour, Picnic Supper, and 60-inch Telescope Viewing! (SOLD OUT)
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Join The Columbia University Alumni Association of Southern California and spend an evening ogling the stars—the ones in the heavens, that is. On September 1st, join your fellow alums for a tour of the awe-inspiring Mt. Wilson Observatory. Docents will lead a tour of the facility, highlighting the many discoveries made with the Observatory’s cutting-edge instruments, and discussing past Mt. Wilson breakthroughs. See everything from the 150-foot solar tower to the interior dome of the 100-inch telescope, for three decades the largest telescope in the world, and the instrument with which Edward Hubble discovered that the universe is expanding in the aftermath of the Big Bang. After that, it’s time for a picnic supper in the park until sunset. Finally, after dark, view the heavens through the 60-inch telescope. Don’t wait to sign up! Space on the mountain is limited to the first twenty-five members who respond.
September 1, 2007
Beginning at 4:00 pm
Mt. Wilson Observatory
The cost for this event which includes dinner, lecture, tour and a viewing session through the 60-inch telescope is $45 per person for members and their guests, $55 for non-members and $20 for Children under age 12.Note: We have just been alerted to a recent change in Mt. Wilson's insurance rules. Children under age 12 are permitted to attend the tour, but cannot participate in the 60" telescope viewing session itself. Mt. Wilson apologizes for this necessary change. Accordingly, children under age 12 can pay a reduced price of just $20 each.
Directions from downtown L.A. (about 75 minutes): 110 North to 5 North. 5 North two miles to 2 North. 2 North seven miles to 210 East (towards Pasadena). Take the first exit (only ½ mile), Angeles Crest Highway. From the exit ramp, go left up the mountain road for 14 miles to the Red Box Mt. Wilson Road (at the Red Box Ranger Station). Turn right onto this road, and proceed for 5 miles to Skyline Park. Enter the gate and park in the parking lot. Someone will be waiting there to give you further directions.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more information contact Jason Hallock via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.