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Inside this issue: The Celebration of a Lifetime, Executive Director's Report, Council Member Tom Labonge's Big Bang, Thank You Joy Picus, A Glimpse from the Dome, Top 25 US Landmarks – #11, Griffith Observatory, Griffith Observatory Architecture Spotlighted in Fabulous New Book, FOTO Staff Welcomes Bonnie Winings
Inside this issue: Getting the Youth of Today Inspired About the Space of Tomorrow, FOTO Executive Director's Report, A Must-See: The New "FOTO Alcove", 2016 Total Solar Eclipse, A Glimpse from the Dome, Paper or Digital? You Decide!, Two Shining Stars, One Stellar Evening, Members Enjoy Local FOTO Mixers, Cosmic Musings: Let There Be Light: Finding the Earliest Galaxies, Cosmic Musings: Are Galaxies Island Universes?
Inside this issue: 2014 - A YEAR OF CELEBRATION AT GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY, FOTO Executive Director's Report, Connect with Us:, Griffith Observatory Reopens Tuesdays, FOTO Member Anita Goswami: Home Address? THE UNIVERSE!, Dr. E.C. Krupp Wins AIP’s 2013 Andrew Gemant Award, Thank You to Author and FOTO Member Janet Cameron Hoult, Cosmic Connection Cleanup Corps, POSTCARDS FROM MARS: Using Rovers to Explore the Mysteries of the Red Planet, FOTO MEMBERS AT THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, Contributor Acknowledgement, Cosmic Conjunction, Friends of the Observatory Honor Roll 2013, A Letter from our Executive Director, Corporate Partners, Foundations, and Other Partner Organizations, Members and Donors, Mt. Wilson 60-inch Telescope Trip, FOTO Arctic Adventure, Ring of Fire Expeditions: Total Solar Eclipse
Inside this issue: Griffith Observatory 2012: A Very Busy Year, Time's Up, Welcome New FOTO Board Members, Looking Back/Looking Forward, FOTO Member Donna Dameron: Of Stars and Dinosaurs, Join FOTO (or Renew) Now!, Mars, Martians and Friends of Martians, Cosmic Musings Lectures Presented by United Airlines, GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY The Best Field Trip!, Inspiring Future Astronauts, Engineers, Physicists, Scientists and Mathematicians: WHO WILL SHE BE?, We’re Enhancing the Membership Experience!, Mt. Wilson Observatory Trip
Inside this issue: "FOTO Finish" for Board Member Kara Knack, Message from the Griffith Family:, Letter from the President: David Primes, IPS CONFERENCE 2012 Negotiating Celestial Renewal, With Our Sincere Gratitude, FOTO Bus Scholarship Program, Upcoming Events, FOTO’S Annual Holiday Party, Cosmic Musings Lectures: The Fantastic World of Adaptive Optics by James Beletic, 9/24/12, Cosmic Musings Lectures: Death from Space by Dr. David Jewitt, October 29, 2012, Cosmic Musings Lectures: NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt by Dr. Marc Rayman, 11/26/2013, What an Eclipse! November 14, 2012, South Pacific: Voyage to Totality What an Eclipse!, Endeavor to Dream
Inside this issue: Curiosity was on Mars!, A Great Big Shout-Out, It Matters., Saturn Through the Telescope, About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang, Powerful Images, News From the Astronomical Frontier, Venus: Earth’s Evil Twin or Just Misunderstood, 2012 Pageant of the Masters, Observing Report:, Citizen Scientists: Uncle Sam Wants YOU!, Be a Martian, The Stellar Emporium Gift Shop
Inside this issue: Time's Up, Transit of Venus, Transit Day With..., You Have Again Inspired Us!, Planetarium Enthusiasts!, Reserve your TIME'S UP planetarium show tickets the easy way!, Griffith Observatory Takes on the World (Wide Web) with FOTO Gift, New Mexico Annular Solar Eclipse Adventure, Eclipsing Solar Apathy at Griffith Observatory, Welcome Brett, Dee, and Patricia!, Mt. Wilson Inspires Again, A Recent Email from an Observatory Fan…, For the Record:
Inside this issue: Southwest Astronomy Adventure: Mars, Mirrors and More, A Day in the Life of a Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) Volunteer, Science Isn't the Answer, Science is the Question, John Armstrong: Behind-the-Scenes Hero, Cosmic Musings Lectures, Join Friends of the Observatory's Voyage to Totality November 14, 2012, Amateur Astronomers Invite the Public to Informal Viewings, Public Star Parties, FOTO Member Stuart Bernthol: Livin' and Learnin', Griffith Observatory: Awards and Recognition, Griffith Observatory Revisited
Inside this issue: Iceland Nights, Northern Lights, Celestial Safari, Letter from the President: David Primes, Interactive Media Award - We Won!, FOTO Member Cynthia Fox, Linkin Park's Visit To The Observatory Voted Best Surprise At The 2010 VMAs, Written in the Stars, Cosmic Connection Cleanup Corps, WHO GOLD AWARD goes to Friends Of The Observatory, Byrne Telescope, Rapa Nui Eclipse Diary Easter Island, FOTO Sponsored Trip to Palomar, Total Lunar Eclipse, Total Lunar Eclipse at the Observatory
Inside this issue: Griffith Observatory is 75!, Diamond Nights - Northern Lights, Light of the Valkyries, 5th-Grade Teaching Hero, SCENE & HEARD: Stargazing at Griffith Observatory, Cynthia's Blog, Griffith Observatory’s School Field Trip Program, Did you know?, A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Inside this Issue: Behind the Scenes - Making of the Light of the Valkyries
Inside this issue: FOTO fans chase the Eclipse of the Century, Letter From the President, Numbers You Need to Know, Hello, Young Learners, Wherever You Are:, FOTO’s Littlest Ambassador, Tribute to Julius Shulman, celebrated photographer of modernist architecture and Griffith Observatory, The Eclipse: Astronomical Phenomenon or a Black Squirrel Devouring the Sun?, More Than a Building, More Than a Tour, From Kara Knack’s Journal Eclipse Day: Eclipse Day 22 July 2009, UPDATE Looks Back at Recent Programs..., Buzz Aldrin Day at Griffith Observatory, User-written virtual travel guides shine a light on Griffith Observatory, Reviews from travel advice websites…, IT MATTERS., “Off-Earth Travel Guides”, From Star-Watcher to Star:
Inside this issue: Winter Solstice, Letter from the President, Message from the Executive Director, Tesla Coil Restoration, David Gold Retires From FOTO Board, Don’t Give Up Giving, FOTO’s Recent Programs, Binocular Night: A Taste of Amateur Astronomy, CIU Music Available on iTunes, Support Us.
Inside this issue: Meteor Shower Event, President’s Report, Aurigids “R” US, Irv Sherman Memories, A Year in Review… Personal Musings, Cosmic Musings with Chris Butler, From the Development FronT…, Travel to Russia in 2008 to see a total solar eclipse!, What do Clay Aiken, Kobe Bryant and Friends Of The Observatory have in common?, INSPIRING, Welcome New FOTO Board Members