In honor of George Ellery Hale, its founder, Mount Wilson Observatory presents a series of concert and lecture events: 

  • The second season of SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS IN THE DOME. Six concerts in the 100-Inch Dome on the first Sundays, May 6th through October 7th at 3 and 5 pm. First two months:
  • May 6: Marcia Dickstein, harp; Roger Wilkie, violin; Cécilia Tsan, cello PROGRAM Jacques Ibert Trio; Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin & Harp; Max Bruch Kol Nidrei for Cello and Harp, Bruce Broughton Trio "Bi" (dedicated to Marcia Dickstein)
  • June 3: Alex Iles and Friends - Brass Quintet
  • PROGRAM Todd Mason Brass Quintet
  • Remaining Concerts: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7 (TBA)
  • SATURDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES IN THE AUDITORIUM. Preeminent scientists on astronomy and related topics, from 5:30 to 7 pm, followed by the chance to observe through the 60-Inch or 100-Inch telescopes. First two months:
  • May 19: Konstantin Batygin, Planetary Astrophysicist at Caltech “Planet 9 from Outer Space”
  • June 16: Tanya Atwater, Geophysicist & Marine Geologist, U.C. Santa Barbara “The Geology of Why Mount Wilson Observatory is on Mount Wilson”
  • Remaining Lectures: June 30, July 21, September 15 (TBA)

WHERE: Mount Wilson Observatory, in the San Gabriel Mountains above Pasadena. (Enter “Mount Wilson Road and Mount Wilson Circle Road” in Google Maps.) Parking in the Lower & Upper Parking lots near the Cosmic Café Pavilion. A U.S Forest Service Pass is required as the Observatory is in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. A Day-Pass ($5.00) may be purchased at the Cosmic Café.

WHEN: From May through October 2018. See full calendar of summer events, including the G.E. Hale Celebration Weekend on June 30 / July 1 at our website