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Palomar Observatory, San Diego

Palomar Observatory - San Diego, California
Palomar Observatory
35899 Canfield Road, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060Map
+1 760 742 2111
Overview

About an hour from the city's bright lights, you will find a free, self-guided tour of Palomar Observatory, one of the country's finest. With its 200-inch Hale telescope, this site has been credited with some of the most fascinating astronomical discoveries of last century. A small museum holds photos and videos of these discoveries. Picnic area, hiking trails and great panoramic views of the county are all worth the visit though the winding mountain roads may be a challenge. Special programs are offered during astronomic events, so call for schedules.

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Palomar Observatory General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Science & Technology, Educational
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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