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Mount Wilson 60-inch Telescope Viewing Session


PCA - Grand Prix Region

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Mt. Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson, CA


Registration closed April 12, 2014 11:59 PM on April 12, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 12, 2014 11:59 PM on April 12, 2014 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens March 6, 2014 7:59 AM on March 6, 2014 7:59 AM PST Registration runs from March 6, 2014 7:59 AM to April 12, 2014 11:59 PM

Mt. Wilson Observatory

View the Universe Through Mount Wilson Observatory's Historic 60-inch Telescope

Mount Wilson Observatory’s 60-inch telescope saw first light in 1908. Funded by Andrew Carnegie, the telescope was the world’s largest until the Mount Wilson 100-inch was completed in 1918. During the WWI years, Harlow Shapley used it to overturn the long accepted view that the sun was at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Shapley used the great light gathering power of the 60-inch to show that our solar system is instead half way out toward the edge of our Galaxy. The telescope was a workhorse instrument for astronomy for over half a century and used by astronomical luminaries such as Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade and Allan Sandage to unravel the secrets of stars and galaxies.

Today, the 60-inch is the largest telescope in the world devoted entirely to public viewing of astronomical objects. Its large light collecting mirror and the exquisite skies over Mount Wilson provide an unrivaled and unique experience.

The Porsche Club – Grand Prix Region is pleased to announce that we have reserved a very special evening of viewing at the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory 60-inch telescope.  

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PCA - Grand Prix Region
Contact Jeff Peck
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Mt. Wilson Observatory
Location Mount Wilson, CA
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