Palomar Observatory

The public areas of the Observatory consist of the A.W. Greenway Jr. Visitor Center and the Visitors Gallery inside the 200-inch Hale Telescope dome.

Public, guided tours of the Hale Telescope are available to visitors on the weekends, spring through fall—typically from the first weekend in April to the last weekend October.

In the winter months, the Observatory is occasionally closed to the public due to severe weather and/or dangerous conditions. Visitors are encouraged to check the website or call the information number before departing to Palomar.



35899 Canfield Road, Palomar Mountain
(760) 742-2119