The Griffith Observatory sits proudly in the Hollywood Hills just 6 miles north of Hancock Park, yet few of us ever take the opportunity to get inside the classic art deco structure and use it for what it was made for: observing the night-time skies. Once monthly, the Observatory offers a free “Public Star Party” to open up telescopes and promote star gazing to Angelenos ready to take advantage of having a functioning observatory in our city.
Volunteers from the LA Astronomical Society, LA Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society will be on hand on the Griffith grounds to talk sun, moon, visible planets and other objects in the sky on Saturday, March 8th from 2 pm to 9:45 pm.
Here’s the full list of FREE events this week:Friday, March 7, 2014 All Space Considered- a monthly astronomy update Leonard Nimoy Event Theater 7:30 – 9:30 pm Saturday, March 8, 2014 Public Star Party Griffith Terraces and Sidewalks 2 pm – 9:45 pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Sunset Walk and Talk from Observatory to Berlin Forest 6:45-7:45 pm
Future Star Parties are on the first Saturdays of each month – check the Griffith Observatory website for more details.