Griffith Observatory Offers Astronomical Evenings

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A crowd gathered in 2012 on the lawns of the Griffith Observatory to witness an eclipse.

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:

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Visitors line up to take a peak through one of the telescopes on site.
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.

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About Julie Grist

Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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