Location: 35899 Canfield Rd, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060

Mountain: Palomar Mountain

Useful Links: http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/observer/observertravel.html

Closest Major Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN), LA-area airports work, but add >1 hour to travel time

Time from Closest Airport to Observatory: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone

Accommodations: Palomar Monastery, some rooms have shared bathrooms and some rooms have private bathrooms

Food: No need to bring any food, maybe snacks. They provide night lunch and dinner. Dinner time varies seasonally (typically 4-6 pm); check the chalkboard when you arrive. Fill out the night lunch sheet on your arrival as well. Breakfast is self-serve. There is a nearby conveneince store with limited offerings.

Phone and Internet: No wifi on the mountain but in the monastery and in the 200" dome. Do not count on any cellular service on the mountain, although lore is that one can sometimes get one bar when standing on the helipad markings on the road to the 200" dome.

Accessibility: There is an elevator in the 200" dome connecting ground level to the control room. 

Specific Packing List: Bathrooms only have small bar soaps, so bring your own shampoo.

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