Tim Thompson will talk about the history of Mount Wilson, past, present and future.
Mount Wilson Observatory's Science Director Tim Thompson will be giving a talk for the Ventura County Astronomical Society. Learn about the historic and scientific significance of the Observatory during this lecture presented at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Tim was one of the founders of the docent and tour guide programs at Mt. Wilson Observatory, starting about 1982. He is also one of the founders of the public observing program on the 60-inch telescope at MWO, and acted as Session Director for the first public observing session, on 18 September 1998, for the Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS). Tim has been an outreach volunteer for MWO since 1981, as one of the founders of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association. He was the last President of MWOA when it disbanded, and was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Mt. Wilson Institute in September 2015.