14th Annual Open House

Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we explore the past, present and future of astronomy at the Carnegie Observatories.

Update: We are expecting large numbers this year. Parking is very limited. Please consider taking public transit. The Observatories is a 10 minute walk from the Lake Metro Goldline station. There is ample free parking at the Sierra Madre Villa station. Uber might also be a good option.

  • Meet our astronomers and learn about their discoveries at the frontiers of science today
  • See amazing photos from Las Campanas, Carnegie's state-of-the-art observatory in Chile
  • Visit the Machine Shop to see how instruments are made for our telescopes in Chile
  • Bring your questions about the Universe to the “Ask the Astronomer” table 
  • View the sun through a solar telescope
  • Tour the historic Hale Library and learn about more than a century of pioneering achievements by Carnegie scientists
  • NEW! From our archive: see a display of historical astronomical images on glass plates taken between 1894 and 1971, including a Hubble plate.
  • Get the latest update on the Giant Magellan Telescope —one of the most powerful next-generation telescopes.
  • Enjoy refreshments and music in the beautiful outdoor courtyard.
  • Build a Giant Magellan Telescope and other fun children’s astro activities.

 

Family and friends are welcome.
RSVP IS NOW CLOSED. EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.