W. Scott Kardel Palomar Observatory
Palomar Observatory
Public Affairs Coordinator

My Palomar Blog

What has Scott been up to? 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Palomar Self Portraits:

  • Reflected by the 200-inch mirror
  • Standing on the inside catwalk with the 200-inch Hale behind me.
  • My reflection off of the newly re-coated Samuel Oschin Telescope's 72-inch primary mirror
  • Illuminated by moonlight, standing in front of the Hale Telescope's open dome

  • My Palomar Collection - (under construction)


  • palomar-observatory.org

  • Friends of Palomar Observatory
  • Hale Telescope web cam
  • Public Outreach
  • Palomar Observatory Media Relations
  • Caltech Media Relations

  • Palomar Weather Forecast
  • Current weather conditions on Palomar (updated hourly)
  • Weather from the Palomar 60-inch telescope

  • 2009 International Year of Astronomy
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • Bad Astronomy
  • Journey to Palomar
  • Explore the Stars - from Palomar Mountain!
  • Lake Afton Public Observatory

    Current Moon phase:

    I am available as a speaker to astronomy clubs, and civic groups on the topics of Light Pollution, Current Research at Palomar Observatory and   The History of the Palomar Observatory.

    Contact Information:

    W. Scott Kardel
    Telephone: (760) 742-2111
    Fax: (760) 742-1728

    Snail Mail:
    Palomar Observatory
    P.O. Box 200
    Palomar Mountain, CA 92060-0200

    Updated March 1, 2008