Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory is a public observatory with a planetarium and astronomy exhibits. Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions.

The mission of Griffith Observatory is to inspire everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated as a public service by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Griffith Observatory Foundation is a 5

The mission of Griffith Observatory is to inspire everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated as a public service by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Griffith Observatory Foundation is a 5

Operating as usual

Photos from All Space Considered's post
09/30/2021

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09/30/2021

Gorgeous planet #Saturn through Griffith Observatory’s 12” Zeiss telescope.

Photo credit: Griffith Observatory Museum Guide David Pinsky
Equipment: Sony RX100 VI

09/27/2021
09/27/2021

In the evening sky this week, just after sunset around 7:30 p.m. PDT, observe bright planet #Venus in the west-southwest. To the south-southeast, observe #Jupiter and #Saturn. The bright star to the left of Venus is Antares, in constellation Scorpius.

09/27/2021

After last Wednesday’s autumnal equinox sunset presentation, Telescope Demonstrator Anthony Perkic (Orion Bear Astronomy) caught this gorgeous shot of the dome of the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and the lights of Los Angeles. Right above the dome are bright planets Jupiter and Saturn.

09/26/2021
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09/26/2021

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09/26/2021

The October All Space Considered is in just one week, and we have so many exciting topics to discuss!

Join us live on YouTube at 7:30 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 1 for the show.
https://youtu.be/-V0DY_dr-rE

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09/26/2021

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Photos from All Space Considered's post
09/26/2021

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09/23/2021

Incredible image of planet #Jupiter and three of its Moons. From left to right are Io, Europa, and to the right of Jupiter is Ganymede.

Image captured by Griffith Observatory Museum Guide David Pinsky.
Equipment: Celestron-NexStar 127SLT with a Canon 80D

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09/21/2021

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09/21/2021

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Timeline Photos
09/21/2021

Timeline Photos

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09/21/2021

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09/20/2021
09/20/2021

The ALMA telescope in Chile imaged a giant planet with what is most likely a moon-forming disk around it.

Learn more with All Space Considered’s Dr. David Reitzel: https://youtu.be/XOTu5orVzNU

09/20/2021

This beautiful image of the Helix Nebula was taken by Griffith Observatory Telescope Demonstrator Anthony Perkic (Orion Bear Astonomy).

This nebula is 2.87 light years across and about 655 light years away, located in the constellation Aquarius.

09/18/2021

See the beautiful pictures shown during September’s All Space Considered, including some lovely images of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Take a look here: https://youtu.be/OsRJAtm9nAc

09/18/2021
09/18/2021

The beautiful Cocoon Nebula is located 3,262 light years away in constellation Cygnus. This emission is 15 light years across!

Image by: Telescope Demonstrator Anthony Perkic (Orion Bear Astronomy)

09/16/2021

Lovely image of Tuesday night's Moon taken through a Lunt 80 and @CanonUSA 6D Mk 2.

Image credit: Griffith Observatory Museum Guide David Pinsky (@Chondrite55)

Photos from All Space Considered's post
09/16/2021

Photos from All Space Considered's post

09/16/2021

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is going to send a spacecraft to a double asteroid, Didymos A and B, with the plan to slam into Didymos B and slightly change its orbit around Didymos A.

Learn more with Chris Butler:
https://youtu.be/jw4wAWXPjgk

09/15/2021

Our beautiful, historic 12” Zeiss telescope from #GriffithObservatory on Sunday evening. Did you know this is the most looked through telescope in the world? More than seven million people have looked through this telescope.

Image by: Museum Guide David Pinsky.

09/14/2021

Did you catch the SpaceX launch of Starlink 30 (2-1) last night?

All Space Considered’s Patrick So caught this shot at 8:55 p.m. PDT from Lancaster, CA!

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09/14/2021

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09/14/2021
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09/14/2021

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09/14/2021

Gorgeous sunset from Griffith Park on Thursday, September 9, 2021, taken by Katie Flynn

Address

2800 East Observatory Road
Los Angeles, CA
90027

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Opening Hours

Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm

Telephone

(213) 473-0800

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DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. Griffith Observatory’s mission is to inspire everyone to observe, ponder, and understand the sky. Admission to the Observatory building and grounds is FREE. There is a nominal charge to see shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated as a public service by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Griffith Observatory’s exclusive fundraising, membership, and advocacy organization. Visit www.FOTO.org to learn how you can support the Observatory and its commitment to education and the community.

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