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See each event to find the registration form for the program of your choice. This is simple, green and completely safe. Note that some programs do not require registrations. Click here to see our event calendar month by month.

May
All Space Considered
May 2nd, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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 3rd, 2014 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the...

Stellar Evolution
A Champagne Reception Honoring Griffith Observatory and Dr E.C. Krupp
May 12th, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm

FOR ALMOST EIGHT DECADES, Griffith Observatory has been an internationally recognized icon of public astronomy for Los Angeles and the world. It hosts nearly one million visitors each year and admission and parking are always free. The signature School Field Trip program that serves 26,000 fifth-grade students each year is free. So are the best views of the Los Angeles basin and the Hollywood sign.

 

  • Sing Happy Anniversary with a glass of champagne
  • Vote for your favorite Griffith Observatory birthday cake
  • Watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy a special dessert honoring Griffith Observatory and Dr. E.C. Krupp served after the ceremony
Are Galaxies Island Universes?
May 19th, 2014 7:30pm
Registration Not Yet Available

COSMIC MUSINGS LECTURE SERIES PRESENTED BY UNITED

 

Puragra (Raja) GuhaThakurta, astronomer at UCO/Lick Observatory, will share his latest findings on galaxies.

 

Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP deadline by FRIDAY, May 16.

 

Tickets are $10 for current FOTO members...

June
All Space Considered
June 6th, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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
June 7th, 2014 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the...

MEMBERS ONLY - Viewing at Mt. Wilson Observatory
June 21st, 2014 7:00pm - 2:00am
Registration Not Available Until 6/2/2014

Join Friends Of The Observatory for a night of viewing through the historic 60-inch Hale Telescope at Mt. Wilson (weather permitting) - the largest telescope in the world made routinely available for public viewing.

 

We will travel by bus at 7:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:00 a.m.

 

C...

July
Public Star Party
July 5th, 2014 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the...

MEMBERS ONLY - Viewing at Mt. Wilson Observatory
July 19th, 2014 7:00pm - 2:00am
Registration Not Available Until 6/30/2014

Join Friends Of The Observatory for a night of viewing through the historic 60-inch Hale Telescope at Mt. Wilson (weather permitting) - the largest telescope in the world made routinely available for public viewing.

 

We will travel by bus at 7:00 p.m. and return at approximately 2:00 a.m.

 

C...

August
All Space Considered
August 1st, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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
August 2nd, 2014 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers at the Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. 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.).

MEMBERS ONLY - Private VIP Tour of Palomar Observatory
August 16th, 2014
Registration Not Yet Available

FOTO members have an exclusive opportunity for a private VIP tour of historic Palomar Observatory, located in north San Diego County. As a research facility, nighttime visits are typically not possible. However, Friends Of The Observatory has been able to make special arrangements for our members to...

Events and Registration
2014-05-02: All Space Considered 2014-05-02
2014-05-03: Public Star Party 2014-05-03
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