Public Tour of the Oliver Observing Station
Free observatory tour at the Oliver Observing station - See MIRA's 36-inch professional research telescope, learn some of the unique history that led to MIRA and the Oliver Observing Station (now in its 35 year), and discover how our mountaintop scientific research runs on solar and wind power and collected rainwater.
Voted the best place to watch the stars in Monterey County, the Oliver Observing Station (OOS) on Chews Ridge is actually one of the best places in the continental U.S. for optical astronomy. High in the Santa Lucia Mountains, an afternoon on Chews Ridge also provides excellent views of the Ventana Wilderness, the Salinas Valley, the Monterey Peninsula, and, on a clear day, the Sierra Nevada.
The OOS is located in Upper Carmel Valley, and the last six miles does require driving on a dirt road. Space is limited so reservations for these free events are required. Please call 831.883.1000 to make reservations and get directions.
This is a free event for the general public-be sure to make reservations.
Phone: (831) 883-1000
Event url: http://www.mira.org/events.htm
Carmel Valley, CA 93924