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April
Public Star Party
April 1st, 2017 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.

Cosmic Musings Lecture - See the Sun and Moon Align with You
April 3rd, 2017 7:30pm

Cosmic Musings Lectures Presented by United Airlines.

 

Lecture and Book Signing

 

ON AUGUST 21, 2017, every single man, woman, and child in America will see the Sun and Moon align to form a rare solar eclipse. For the first time in 38 years, the alignment will be perfect as viewed from the continental U.S. Come hear DR. TYLER NORDGREN, author of the new book Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets, prepare you for what is to come, how to successfully see it, and how by sharing in this unique experience we join the broad tapestry of history that has allowed us to better understand the universe around us.

 

 

LEFT TO RIGHT: Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets (book cover, credit: Basic Books) | Guest Speaker: Dr. Nordgren | Illustration from book (credit: Tyler Nordgren) | Solar eclipse path illustration from book (credit Michael Zeiler at GreatAmericanEclipse.com)

 

DR. NORDGREN is an astronomer at the University of Redlands with a Ph.D. in astronomy from Cornell University. He has published papers on dark matter and stellar pulsations as well as worked with NASA and The Planetary Society on three sundials currently sitting on Mars as calibration targets. He is a current member of the American Astronomical Society task force preparing for the 2017 "All-American" total solar eclipse.

 

FOTO MEMBERS: $10 / NON-MEMBERS: $25
NO LATE SEATING / NO REFUNDS

 

Join us after the lecture for a book signing with the authors! The Stellar Emporium will have a limited supply of books for sale onsite.

 

Space is limited. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. RSVP deadline is MONDAY, APRIL 3 AT 4 P.M. Thank you for using our automated electronic registration system.

 

If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a new FOTO member, renew or join easily on-line at www.FOTO.org. If you have any questions please send an email to Marc at mmeehan@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879 about joining/renewing.

All Space Considered
April 7th, 2017 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.

For the upcoming program's topics click HERE.

May
All Space Considered
May 5th, 2017 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.
For the upcoming program's topics click HERE.

Public Star Party
May 6th, 2017 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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