September 21, 2017

A Visit to Mount Wilson Observatory

On Saturday Marie and I drove up the Angeles Crest Highway to Mount Wilson Observatory. It's a scenic drive up a winding road.

Sharing with Fences and Signs, Signs

 I was pleased that my National Parks pass gave us free parking.

There are many communications towers up there. I was surprised to read that your remote car opener may not work very well because of radio interference. You can work around this by holding it over the left rear window (on a car) or front window (truck).

There are six telescopes on Mt. Wilson connected by light tubes. You can read about this remarkable technology on the observatory website.

I have a few more pictures that I'll put in the next post. 


  1. Nice to see that you are still active on your blog Linda. I noticed that a lot of bloggers from 'the old days' have stopped blogging. Keep up the good work, I love your photography!!

    Greetings from the Netherlands!
    Gert Jan

  2. Pretty views from the mountaintop!
    Interesting info about the key fobs
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  3. Wonderful views. Observatories are fascinating places, I've been meaning to visit ours for ages! Happy weekend Linda.

  4. Great spot- and I'd enjoy that observatory.

  5. Hello, that looks like an interesting place to visit and walk. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

  6. I like visiting observatories. Interesting bit about the key fob issue.

  7. I would enjoy seeing the observatory. We hope to go back to California next year sometime. Interesting about the car key opener.


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