Visit Calendar Griffith Observatory celebrates its 80th anniversary
May 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory celebrates its 80th anniversary

Griffith Observatory marks 80 years of public service and astronomical inspiration with three public events on Thursday, May 14, 2015.


Griffith Observatory celebrates its 80th anniversary on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Watch The Celebration of a Lifetime

12:40-1:00 p.m. Observatory Director Dr. E.C. Krupp presents our 80th anniversary local noon ceremony by the Meridian Arc at the south end of the Gottlieb Transit Corridor.

6:00-6:20 p.m. Councilmember Tom LaBonge joins Dr. Krupp on the north steps of the Observatory building to recognize a Los Angeles icon.

7:00-7:30 p.m. Arnold Schwartzman, author of Griffith Observatory: A Celebration of Its Architectural Splendor, will discuss his recently released book with Dr. Krupp in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. Immediately after the discussion, Mr. Schwartzman will sign copies of his book for the public (the book is available for sale at the Observatory’s Stellar Emporium gift shop).

All three events are free and open to the public. Seating for the book discussion is on a first-come, first-served basis, up to the capacity of the theater.

Selected media coverage of the Observatory’s 80th birthday

KNBC story (PDF)

KPCC story (includes interview with Observatory Director Dr. Ed Krupp) (PDF)

KCRW story (includes pictures and interview with author Arnold Schwartzman) (PDF)