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July
Golden Moon: Griffith Observatory Celebrates Apollo 11
FOTO Member Opportunities
July 13th, 2019 to July 24th, 2019
Registration Not Yet Available

FOTO members will have special opportunities to participate in this celebration of exploration.

 

For more information about Griffith Observatory's Golden Moon Festival:

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/events/rememberingapollo.html

 

COSMIC MUSINGS PRESENTATION - Into the Blue with Dr. E.C. Krupp
July 22nd, 2019 7:30pm

 

The Space Age provides a new vocabulary for what was once the wild blue yonder and transcendental territory of celestial gods. The Apollo astronauts acquired a distinctive epiphany none have shared since the last Apollo mission. From antiquity to the Sea of Tranquility, Griffith Observatory Director Dr. E. C. Krupp shares the story of the path to that perspective.

 

 

DR. E.C. KRUPP is an astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory, which is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, He led Griffith Observatory’s $93-million renovation and expansion. He majored in physics and astronomy as an undergraduate at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He began working at Griffith Observatory in 1970 as a part-time Planetarium Lecturer when he was still in graduate school in astronomy at U.C.L.A., where he studied the properties of rich clusters of galaxies with the late Dr. George O. Abell. He completed his PH.D. in 1972. Dr. Krupp then became a full-time Observatory staff member when he was hired as Curator, and he has been Director since 1974.

 

Check-in and the Café at the End of the Universe open at 6:00 p.m. The Observatory will be closed to the general public, and the only area/exhibits inside the building open to ticketed guests is in the immediate vicinity of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The Stellar Emporium will be closed.


FOTO MEMBERS: $10 / NON-MEMBERS: $25
FREE GUARANTEED PARKING WITH RESERVATION

 

Reservations are required to access event parking and enter Griffith Observatory. In the case of sold-out shows, ticket sales will close. There is no wait-list. No refunds are available. All registration closes JULY 22, 4:00 p.m.

If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a FOTO member, renew or join easily on-line at www.FOTO.org. For event or membership questions, please send an email to FOTOFriend@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879.

August
Public Star Party
August 10th, 2019 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets, and other objects; to try out a variety of telescopes; and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

 

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

 

Griffith Observatory does not permit the operation of private, unauthorized telescopes on its grounds, for either public or private use. The Observatory is responsible for the public safety of its visitors and for the accuracy of any information provided in an astronomical and public setting. Allowing deployment of private telescopes on the grounds implies endorsement of both the instruments and the operators, neither of which the Observatory is capable of verifying.

September
Public Star Party
September 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets, and other objects; to try out a variety of telescopes; and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Griffith Observatory does not permit the operation of private, unauthorized telescopes on its grounds, for either public or private use. The Observatory is responsible for the public safety of its visitors and for the accuracy of any information provided in an astronomical and public setting. Allowing deployment of private telescopes on the grounds implies endorsement of both the instruments and the operators, neither of which the Observatory is capable of verifying.

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2019-07-22: COSMIC MUSINGS - 2019-07-22 - Into the Blue
2019-08-10: Public Star Party 2019-08-10
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