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Mount Wilson Observatory
For the most stunning and cinematic views of Los Angeles, head for the Mount Wilson Observatory. It's home to the historic 60-inch telescope, the world's largest telescope available for public. The observatory is located on the top of Mount Wilson, near Pasadena. George Hale founded the observatory in 1904 and built the 60-inch telescope in 1908.
The observatory is also home to the historic 100-inch Hooker telescope, the world's largest until 1947. The observatory was first funded by the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Learn about the facility through a guided or non-guided tour. Enjoy discovering the Los Angeles region of southern California.
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