MSAS Astronomy Village

Unlocking the secrets of the Universe!


Home of Mountain Skies Astronomical Society

A California Non-profit Public Benefit Corporation.

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Early 1999 witnessed the birth of the MSAS Astronomy Village at the MSAS site, located west of Rim of the World High School. The new buildings house an educational planetarium, workshop and instructional space, MSAS lender library, office and demonstration area and Star Gazer's Gift Shop. StarWatches occur at the site with the addition of a unique outdoor projection screen to accomplish an evening astral slide show. Built with a gabled roof line, handicap access, and the charm of a "learning" village, the facility affords the unique opportunity to understand the sciences in a non-institutional environment.

In September of 2000 MSAS proudly announced another birth, the ultimate state-of-the-art teaching tool, the magnificent Robert Brownlee Observatory.

Click HERE to see facilities.

MSAS offers Educational Programs

The MSAS educational program is designed for teachers, students (grades K-12), the general public and civic groups. It is implemented at the MSAS Astronomy Village in Lake Arrowhead, California. Programs are presented by instructors that are trained, knowledgeable MSAS volunteer personnel of diverse backgrounds, who include professional astronomers, amateur astronomers, administrators and educators.

The purpose of the program is to provide a pragmatic approach to science understanding by promoting awareness among teachers, students and the general public to embrace the daily and future benefits of science. Astronomy and space exploration are used to depict the multi-faceted aspects of the sciences, because they encompass all the disciplines, i.e. chemistry, biology, physics. Lectures are enthusiastically presented with a visual component followed by a touchable science format. Each program topic has been evaluated for its pragmatic and inspirational impact.

A minimal fee is charged (see program fees below) allowing MSAS to maintain and expand our resources for program continuance. If you are not currently a member, you will find membership information included in this packet.

Please review the next pages of materials to find out how you can participate in our unique science programs held in a spectacular setting on mountain terrain with breathtaking vistas stretching all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Schedule your classroom, civic group, or summer camp today. Tell your friends the MSAS Astronomy Village is open and accepting reservations NOW!


Facility hours:

Gift Shop open 11 am- 2 pm every Friday.

Open for ticket sales: 11 am - 2 pm - Fri. & Sat.

on SKY QUEST Program weekend.

(weather permitting)

Office hours vary, please call for more information

(909) 336-1699




The MSAS Astronomy Village activities and resources can provide you with understandable answers to these and many other questions with:

You can join today and become a member of Mountain Skies Astronomical Society and enjoy all these exciting benefits, resources and activities, or

"wish upon a star" that you had!

Call 909-336-1699



For more information and admission price

click below:

Public (SkyQuest)



Current Calendar of Events

MSAS Membership information




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