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Dear visitors, the Gift Shop and the Museum will be closed for maintenance from Wednesday, July 26 to Friday, July 28.

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Our newsletter for the summer is out: featuring articles titled "LIGO, Gravitational Waves, and a New Window on the Universe" and "Astronomical Interferometry at Palomar."

Palomar Observatory is closed due to an accumulation of ice and snow on the roads and walkways.

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Dear Visitors,

The Observatory will be closed next Wednesday November 9 2016 during the aluminizing of the Hale Telescope's primary mirror. Below is a video illustrating the aluminization process.

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Composer has sky-high hopes for premiere
Larry Groupé will debut space-themed string quartet under the telescopes at Palomar Observatory.

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Recent press release on dwarf planet 2007 OR10, discovered by astronomers Meg Schwamb, Mike Brown, and David Rabinowitz with the Samuel Oschin Telescope.

Dear visitors,

Palomar Observatory will be closed on Tuesday, May 10 for maintenance on our electrical systems. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Our latest edition of the Big Eye features an article on "Planet 9." 

 
Dear visitors,

Please note that on Saturday April 23, Palomar Observatory will be closed to the public due to a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
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