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:
Future Star Parties are on the first Saturdays of each month – check the Griffith Observatory website for more details.