About City of Astronomy

Ten Pasadena-based scientific institutions and organizations have partnered to celebrate Pasadena as the “City of Astronomy,” culminating with the first Pasadena Astronomy Festival, 2-8 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street.

The week-long series of public events, open houses, lectures and other activities celebrates Pasadena’s rich history in astronomy and as a world leader for exploring the universe and robotic space science.

The premier institutions involved include CaltechCarnegie ObservatoriesGiant Magellan TelescopeIPAC, NASA's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryKidspace Children's MuseumMt. Wilson ObservatoryPasadena City CollegeThe Planetary Society, and Thirty Meter Telescope.  These world-renowned institutions are collaborating together for the first time to promote greater public awareness about Pasadena’s rich history in the field of astronomy.

 City of Astronomy events and activities will be posted on this website (www.cityofastronomy.org).  For social media platforms, use the #cityofastronomy hashtag.  Astronomy week coincides with Innovate Pasadena’s third annual Connect Week, where cutting-edge minds and emerging talents in the fields of design, start-up entrepreneurship, science, technology and now, astronomy, converge for a week of inspiration and sharing.

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