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List of California Observatories

Southern California

LAGUNA MTNS

Mount Laguna Observatory
619-594-6182
Astronomy Dept., SDSU
While camping in the Cleveland National Forest, the local mountains of San Diego, make sure to check out the telescope in the Laguna Mountains. During summer months, college astonomy students hosts informative talks & offer peeks through the 22" scope to area visitors. The Agua Dulce campground is directly across the highway from the telescope.

I-8 East, Sunrise Hwy. exit (S-2), go North 8 mi. to right turn off Morris Rch Rd.

James Lipp Observatory
619-645-8940
P.O. Box 23215, San Diego, CA



PALOMAR MTN

Palomar Observatory -
760-742-2119
35899 Canfield Rd. Palomar Mountain
One campground near Palomar Observatory have concrete slabs spots for setiing up your own personal telescopes.
Palomar Mountain State Park
baja California


LOS ANGELES AREA

Mount Wilson Observatory -
626-793-3100
San Gabriel Mountains
Mount Wilson: 60", and 100" Hooker telescopes,
inside the Angeles National Forest

Griffith Observatory
Program Info - 323-664-1191
Sky Report - 323-663-8171
in Griffith Park, near Burbank & Hollywood

Big Bear Solar Observatory
909-866-5791
Big Bear Lake, 40386 North Shore Lane near Fawnskin, San Berdu NF

Table Mountain Observatory
760-249-3551
P.O. Box 367, Wrightwood, CA

Death Valley peak campsites

Frank P. Brackett Observatory & Millikan Planetarium
909-621-8724
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Pomona College

Gordon D. Crowell Astrophysical Observatory
562-908-3566
Rio Hondo Community College,
3600 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA

N. A. Richardson Astronomical Observatory
909-888-6511 ext. 1458
San Bernardino Valley College
701 S. Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA

San Fernando Observatory
818-367-9333
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northridge, CA

Central California

Fremont Peak Observatory
408-623-2465
P.O. Box 787, San Juan Bautista, CA

Chabot Observatorychabot park
510-530-3480
4917 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA

Foothill College Observatory
650-949-7334
Foothill College,12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos, CA

Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy
831-883-1000
200 Eighth St., Marina, CA 93933

Lick Observatory
831-459-2513
P.O. Box 85, Mt Hamilton, CA

Ricard Observatory
408-554-4314
Dept. of Physics, Santa Clara Univ., Santa Clara, CA

San Francisco State University Observatory
415-338-1852
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco, CA

Sonoma State University Observatory
707-664-2267
Rohnert Park CA

Northern California

College of the Redwoods, Observatory
707-476-4227
Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka, CA

Hat Creek Radio Observatory
916-335-2364
42231 Bidwell Road, Hat Creek, CA 96040

 

Baja California

San Pedro Martir National Park
Baja California, Mexico

University Observatorio
Tours by appointment, or if you are lucky, (occasionally) on weekends
east of Punta Colonet & SE of Ensenada, Baja California MX




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