Palomar Observatory Virtual Tour
Thanks to the relatively new technology of 360° panoramic imagery, we are able to offer high-resolution virtual tours of selected areas within the Observatory. Other locations will be added in the near future. We recommend viewing these media in fullscreen mode using the icon in the control bar (only visible on desktops) or by opening in a new tab (see links in captions).
This tour includes popups of the content along the walls.
This bilingual, high-resolution tour embeds relevant information, images, and video of the “Big Eye” within its five panoramas.
Similar to the Hale tour above, this tour embeds information and media the prolific survey telescope within its three panoramas.
The following tour combines all the panoramas contained in the tours above and supports virtual reality headsets.
Other virtual tours taken by visitors and hosted by Google are available from Google Maps. While these are not annotated, they offer more views of the public areas at Palomar Observatory. For example, here is a panoramic view of the grounds just outside the Hale dome. The small map in the corner shows with blue dots locations where panoramas were taken by Observatory visitors.
Please visit our media pages for Palomar-related videos and images.
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