Calendar and Events
|AT THE OBSERVATORY...|
7:30 – 9:30 p.m
|All Space Considered||Free admission|
|June 3||Public Star Party||Free admission|
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.|
||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.|
|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
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.
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.).
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.