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Special Events

AT THE OBSERVATORY...    
       
June 2
7:30 – 9:30 p.m
All Space Considered   Free admission
       
June 3 Public Star Party   Free admission
       
July 7
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
All Space Considered   Free admission
       
July 29 Public Star Party   Free admission
 
 
IN THE SKY...
   
June 3 Moon appears near Jupiter in the evening sky
   
June 14 and 15 Saturn at opposition and is closest to Earth and visible all night.
   
June 17 - 24 Best period to comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) through binoculars in moon-free conditions.
   
June 20
Summer begins at 9:24 p.m., PDT
   
June 27 Possible peak of the June Boötid meteor shower.
   
June 30 Moon appears near Jupiter in the evening sky.
 
July 1 Moon appears near Jupiter in the evening sky.
   
July 6 Moon appears near Saturn in the evening sky.
   
July 20 Moon, Venus and bright star Aldebaran appear close toether in morning sky.
   
J;uly 24 and 25 Moon appears near Mercury in the evening sky.
   
July 27 - 28

Peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower.

   
July 28 Moon appears near Jupiter in the eveing sky.
 
More sky information can be found at
Griffith Observatory's Weekly Sky Report
   
 
All times are local Pacific Standard Time through March 11. On March 12 and thereafter all times are local Pacific Daylight Time.
 
 
EXPLORING SPACE...
 
June 25 Launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Irridium Next communication satellites from Vandenberg AFB, California. The ascent of the rocket’s first stage and the stage’s re-ignition for its landing maneuver may be visible in the western sky at Los Angeles if the weather is clear.

Time : 12:24 p.m. PDT
 

Regular Programs

Griffith Observatory presents daily programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater.
The Observatory also hosts periodic special events and monthly public star parties.

Hearing assist devices are available upon request in both the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon.

2017 Holiday Schedule

New Year's Day (Jan. 1) OPEN
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16) CLOSED
Presidents' Day (Feb. 20) CLOSED
Cesar Chavez Day (Mar. 27) CLOSED
Memorial Day (May 29) CLOSED
Independence Day (Jul. 4) OPEN
Labor Day (Sept. 4) CLOSED
Columbus Day (Oct. 9) CLOSED
Veteran's Day (Nov. 11) OPEN
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23) CLOSED
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) CLOSED

Note: Phone operators are not available on closed holidays.

Free public telescopes...

are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier 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.).

Phone Contacts

General Information Line: 213-473-0800
L.A. City's "311" Information Line: 866-4LACITY

Those wishing to attend programs at Griffith Observatory may reach the Observatory by bus, bike, car, or on foot. For more information see our Getting Here page. Please be advised that parking is limited and not guaranteed. Demand for parking is highest on weekends, holidays, and Greek Theatre show nights.