Public Star Party

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Griffith Observatory.
Griffith Observatory, Los Feliz Saturday October 12 2013 14:00 - 21:45

Want to admire the moon and constellations up close, but don’t have your own powerful telescope at home? Not to worry, Griffith Observatory has you covered with their popular (and free) monthly Public Star Parties. Head out to the Observatory’s expansive lawn among hundreds of other star enthusiasts and check out the views through a wide variety of telescopes, with savvy amateur astronomers happy to discuss what you see through their equipment. The views of celestial objects above and LA’s majestic city lights below make this a special evening for the whole family.

Venue name: Griffith Observatory
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles

Venue phone: 213-473-0800
Website: http://www.griffithobs.org
Opening hours: Wed-Fri noon-10pm; Sat, Sun 10am-10pm
Price: Free admission. Planetarium $7, $3-5 discounts, free under-5s (only admitted to first show daily).
Event website: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/programs/publictelescopes.html