It was on the weekend of June 15th and 16th, 2019 at Mt. Wilson that an amazing group of observatory directors, planners, and organizers that included the Yerkes Future Foundation, Mt. Wilson Observatory, Palomar Observatory, Lick Observatory, Griffith Observatory, Lowell Observatory, the Vatican Observatory, the Antique Telescope Society, the Institute for Student Astronomical Research, and Explore Scientific that included:
Sam Hale, Tom Meneghini, Dr. Sandra Faber, Tony Misch, Dr. Ed Krupp, Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Dr. Jonas Zmuidzinas, Dr. Andrew Boden, Jean Mueller, Dr. Fr. Paul Gabor, Ian McLennan, and John Briggs, Rachel Freed, and Scott W. Roberts (taking minutes of the meeting).
"The Alliance of Historical Observatories" is the working title of this proposed group with a vision and mission to support historical observatories that can sustain them over the next hundred years. This group is forming the structure and feasibility of the proposed organization. In this historic two-day meeting a steering committee was formed, and a second meeting is being established at Palomar Observatory this year.