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The Griffith Observatory

KC Grim

August 6, 2013

The Griffith Observatory

I love to spend time at the Griffith Observatory. I hike there weekly with my dog and go there on my own nearly as much. This was another chance to give the new camera a quick test. This is a view from lower down on the hiking paths below the observatory just before dark.

Comments:

Mike: 08/23/2013 04:55 CDT

The Two observatories that I am the most fond of, are 1)Griffith observatory. 2) Mount Wilson observatory. My only criticism of them, is that neither of them provide exhibits regarding extraterrestrial life forms,There are civilizations beyond planet earth.As a scientist/educator, I am interested in these beings from a anatomical/physiological/pathophysiological perspective.

karmca: 10/15/2013 01:49 CDT

I was at the Griffith last summer and I was blown away by the location. Absolutely stunning.You are so lucky to have it so close to home!

Ken: 11/26/2013 02:38 CST

I take my students to the Shiras Planetarium in Marquette, MI each fall (240 mi round trip that we pay for ourselves) - Both of my visits to the Griffith confirm that great science can be done in venues large and small - I enjoyed talking to the astronomer on duty at Griffith as much as my 'local' planetarium director - great exhibits and programs!

TBruno: 02/11/2014 08:07 CST

Excellent photo! I became a Friend of the Observatory recently and I anxiously await going to see some shows/speakers there. I love hiking that mountain too!

WashingtMN: 10/20/2014 03:46 CDT

This is one of my favorite places to visit. I love the remodeling of the observatory. They did an excellent job remodeling, adding a good café and exhibits. Pluto was still a planet when the observatory was redesigned, which I am glad. I also love the observatory saved the original Zeiss camera as an exhibit. I miss our "ant" projection camera. The new camera is a marvel!

Tom: 12/01/2015 01:47 CST

Hey, I'm 83. Please hurry to Mars; I want to see the astronauts set foot there. (2nd giant leap for a man -or woman-another giant leap for mankind)

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