Calendar and Events
|AT THE OBSERVATORY...|
7:30 – 9:30 p.m
|All Space Considered||Free admission|
|May 6||Public Star Party||Free admission|
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
|All Space Considered||Free admission
|June 3||Public Star Party||Free admission|
|IN THE SKY...|
|May 5 and 6||Maximum of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower happens before dawn.|
|May 6 and 7||Gibbous moon is near Jupiter.|
|May 13 and 14||Moon is near Saturn in the morning sky.|
|May 17||Mercury is farthest from sun in the morning sky.|
Crescent moon is near Venus in the morning sky.
|May 23||Crescent moon is near Mercury in the morning 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.|
|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 13||An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite will launch from Vandenberg, AFB, California. Launch may be visible in western sky from Los Angeles.
Time : To Be Announced
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.