Booking a room on the mountain

Please send your request for accommodation on the mountain to Larry Webster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Additional information about traveling to Mount Wilson can be found on the Travel and Accommodation Page on the CHARA wiki.

Sending your setup to the CHARA team

In order to streamline nightly operations, observers should send their configuration requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days prior to the beginning of your scheduled observing time.  Please include the following information:

  • date of program
  • program PI/designation
  • beam combiner(s)
  • telescopes (and changes during the night)
  • beam order (if you have a preference)
  • PoP combination(s)
  • filter (if using CLASSIC or CLIMB)
  • starting configuration (if more than one configuration will be used)
  • first target (alignment star or fringe finder for first target)
  • any special requirements you might have (LDCs, CLIMB for fringe finding/tracking, etc)
  • skype or phone contact if remote (in case we do not already have it)

Links for detailed observing procedures