Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Mount Wilson Observatory
Although visitors can tour the observatory on a daily basis from April 1 to
Nov. 30, you must make a reservation and pay a fee in order to peek
through the 60-inch reflecting
telescope (measured by the diameter of the mirror that reflects the light from the stars to
Groups no bigger than 25 can reserve the telescope
from dawn to 1 a.m. at a cost of
$800, or from dawn to dusk for
For more details, call
(626) 440-9016 or go to the observatory's website.
Visitors line up at the observatory, which houses a 60-inch telescope to gaze at the planets.