MWO founder George Ellery Hale atop Mt. Wilson, 1904 Huntington Library


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Filming at Mount Wilson Observatory

Its unique facilities, scenic beauty and proximity to the filming capital of the world, make Mount Wilson Observatory an attractive location for filming of all types, from television commercials, to educational programs, to feature motion pictures. Inquiries to the Observatory Acting Executive Director Tom Meneghini from location managers are welcome and guidelines provide extensive information.

The Observatory is located in the San Gabriel National Monument, and all filming activities must first obtain a permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Information regarding that process can be found here.