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OBSERVATORY TOUR – MIRA

May 22, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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Oliver Observing Station Tours

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 Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy [MIRA] and the Oliver Observing Station now in it’s year 38th, 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, and 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. To make reservations. 831.883.1000

www.mira.org

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Date:
May 22, 2022
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy
Phone:
831-883-1000
Website:
www.mira.org

Venue

Oliver Observing Station
39023 Tassajara Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Phone:
831-883-1000
Website:
www.mira.org