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January
The Decade Ahead: Will We Still Reach for the Stars?
A talk with Griffith Observatory Curator, Dr. Laura Danly
January 27th, 2020 7:30pm

 

As we face the monumental challenges and opportunities that define our time, we can find lessons in the achievements of the past. In 2019, we celebrated the fifty-year anniversary since Apollo put men on the Moon. Griffith Observatory Curator Dr. Laura Danly takes a look, at the close of the decade, at what lies ahead for the future of humanity.

 

 

 

Will we — and can we — undertake Apollo-scale adventures? The actions we take in the next ten years will set the course.

 

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
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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. All registration closes JANUARY 27, 4:00 p.m.

 

For event or membership questions, please send an email to FOTOFriend@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879.

 

February
Public Star Party
February 1st, 2020 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.

All Space Considered
February 7th, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Registration Not Required

Griffith Observatory holds this exciting, FREE public program on the first Friday of every Month in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon. Join the Observatory's curatorial staff and occasional special guests as they examine and explain the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy and space science. Seating is first come, first served.
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