You’d be hard pressed to get further outside the institutional white cube than the Mount Wilson Observatory. Nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains a mile above Los Angeles, the astronomical observatory has been home to several major scientific discoveries in its hundred-plus year history, including the observation of spiral galaxies and the sun’s magnetic field, as well as the site of Edwin Hubble’s groundbreaking research on the Big Bang.
Organized by artist Christina Ondrus, Knowledges is a two-day event that brings together artists and performers to explore astronomic, scientific, and philosophical themes related to the site and its history. These range from Alice Könitz’s obsidian lenses and Channing Hansen’s knit works that depict magnetic fields, to live performances by spaced-out experimental rocker Sun Araw, keyboardist Money Mark, and others, paired with viewing sessions through the observatory’s famous 60-inch and 100-inch telescopes — the latter of which was the world’s largest from 1917 to 1949. Many events are free, but some require tickets.
When: Saturday, June 3, 10am–1am; Sunday, June 4, 10am–7pm
Where: Mount Wilson Observatory (Mount Wilson, Angeles Crest, California)
More info here.
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