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PCA-LA — Mt Wilson Obervatory: Fun Run & Tour

PCA-LA — Mt Wilson Obervatory: Fun Run & Tour

PCA - Los Angeles

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Mount Wilson Observatory, La Canada Flintridge, CA

Registration closed April 9, 2018 12:00 PM on April 9, 2018 12:00 PM PDT Registration ends April 9, 2018 12:00 PM on April 9, 2018 12:00 PM PDT Registration opens March 26, 2018 12:00 PM on March 26, 2018 12:00 PM PDT Registration runs from March 26, 2018 12:00 PM to April 9, 2018 12:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, April 14, for a private tour of the Mount Wilson Observatory and facilities. The day will begin with a spirited run along the Angeles Crest Highway to the Observatory followed by an extensive tour of the site.

If you’re interested in science, history, engineering, astronomy or our place in the cosmos, you won’t want to miss the opportunity for this tour. The Observatory is a true landmark of humanity’s curiosity and desire to understand the universe, and for the first half of the 20th Century, Mount Wilson was the most famous observatory in the world. This is where modern cosmology began.

Please note: The approximately 2-hour tour involves about a mile of walking and climbing some stairs.

Meet-Up Details:
Starting Location: Tujunga, CA 91042
Meet & Greet: 8:00AM
Driver's Brief & Route Review: 8:30AM
Depart for Fun Run: 9:00AM

The Fun Run will end at the Red Box Picnic area; folks who are registered for the guided tour will continue up Mt Wilson Red Box Road to the Observatory lot.

Those continuing on to the Observatory Guided Tour will regroup in the Observatory lot at approximately 10:00 AM; Observatory tours begin at 10:30.

Once you have registered, you will receive the address of the starting point on the confirmation page, and a couple of days prior to this run, an email will be sent to all registrants with the detailed route description.

Registration for this event is required, along with the number and names of your guests.  We will need an accurate headcount.

Registration details:
Members may register for either the Fun Run + Guided Tour or Fun Run Only.

$10 per car event fee (one fee per car, covers either the Fun Run or the Fun Run + Guided Tour)
$18 per person for the docent-led tour  of the Mt Wilson Observatory

Important Note: Participants in the tour will also need a valid recreation pass (such as an Adventure Pass or an America the Beautiful Pass) to park at the Observatory.  Single day passes are $5, and can be purchased at most Southern California Big 5 Sporting Good stores or online at myscenicdrives.com. The list of all retail locations where passes are on sale can be found here.

Registration as always on motorsportreg.com — event link here.

Registration will open Monday, March 26, and close on Wednesday, April 11, at noon.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Those who want a longer day in the Angeles National Forest area may want to choose to enjoy an ad hoc brunch at Newcombs Ranch or one of restaurants down the hill in the La Canada/Flintridge area. While brunch is not a PCA-LA-organized activity for this event, it can be a great way to extend the drive and the day.

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Mount Wilson Observatory
Location La Canada Flintridge, CA
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