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Show your support for the world's premier public observatory with a contribution to Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO), the membership organization that supports Griffith Observatory. Since 1978 FOTO has worked to extend the scope and reach of the Observatory's programs, facilities and exhibits.


Please either Click "Make a Gift" or the "Grab a Seat Campaign" below-- and give as generously as you can. Thank you!

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For more information about major gifts or corporate sponsorships call FOTO at 213-473-0879.


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Your gifts are among our most vital resources as we support Griffith Observatory's mission to inspire the future, one imagination at a time. Each time you contribute you help our community and the generations to come continue to "look up."

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Your Contributions at Work

School Visit Program for 30,000 students per year

New projector for the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater

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Visiting Griffith Observatory

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Looking up! Astronomy at Home

What is up in the sky?

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Astronomy Experiments at Home

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