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Events Where the Stars Are the Stars

Are you looking for latest discoveries about the universe, what leading astronomers are saying, or when Sun is at its highest point each day? We’ve got you covered. Whether our events are on the lawn, in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon, or online, we’ll make sure you know what’s up in the cosmos.

Griffith Observatory lawn. Photo by Mika Korhonen (https://unsplash.com/photos/ojx-qaB7kdM)

Ongoing Events

Star Gazers with Telescope

Star Parties

Once a month, the Observatory partners with local telescope groups to share their telescopes and knowledge with the public. With dozens of telescopes on the lawn, there’s always something to see!  NO DATES CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Dust in a projector's glow

All Space Considered

The first Friday of each month, the Observatory presents this free inside look at the most talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration.

Griffith Park. Photo by Lisha Riabinina (https://unsplash.com/photos/AO3W0vSh5hg)

Sunset Walk-and-Talk

Each month, a Park Ranger and a Museum Guide lead a half-mile sunset hike with stops along the way to discuss the highlights and history of Griffith Park and objects visible in the evening sky.  NO DATES CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Solstices and Equinoxes

Every three months, the Observatory marks the change of season with live programs at local noon (in the Gottlieb Transit Corridor) and sunset (on the West Terrace).

A crowd watches a live science demonstration at the Griffith Observatory.

Let's Make a Comet

A short demonstration program that shows how household ingredients can be mixed with dry ice to make a small comet. Fun for the whole family! Offered during summer and holiday periods.  NO DATES CURRENTLY SCHEDULED

Lunar Eclipse Phases. Photo by Claudio Testa (https://unsplash.com/photos/sIglh0SISjo)

Eclipses

Whether the Earth is shadowing the Moon (lunar eclipse) or the Moon is blocking the Sun (solar eclipse), the Observatory almost always provides public viewing in person, online, or both!

A telescope at the Griffith Observatory.

All Space Considered - Remote

First Friday of Each Month
7:30-9:00 p.m. / ONLINE

Until the Observatory reopens, our popular monthly astronomy and space program is online. We hope you will join us for the latest developments in astronomy and space!

August 6, 2021

All Space Considered-Remote August 2021

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Online

Griffith Observatory holds this public program online on the first Friday of every month. Join the Observatory's curatorial staff as they examine and explain the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy and space science.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium Shows

Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe and into the microscopic building blocks of life. Live presentations immerse you in the wonder and meaning of the cosmos. Multiple shows are offered daily.

A crowd watches a live science demonstration at the Griffith Observatory.

Daily Programs

Whether you experience the universe in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, observe the sky through a telescope, explore the exhibits, listen to a talk about the Tesla Coil, or pose with the Hollywood Sign, each day there’s something to engage and inspire you at Griffith Observatory.

Star Gazers with Telescope

Event Archives

Since reopening in 2006 after the renovation and expansion project, the Observatory has hosted hundreds of public events and activities. Whether for eclipses, notable spacecraft anniversaries, or special speakers, the events offered the chance for the public to experience, learn, or be inspired. Sometimes all at the same time! We have maintained an archive of these events which retain the formatting of our former website.