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!
All past events, as well as upcoming events, can be viewed on our Calendar.
Notable Observatory Events
Total Lunar Eclipse Broadcast and Public Viewing, May 15, 2022
Live online broadcast and public viewing from Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA | May 15, 2022
City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Memorial
The City of Angels' COVID-19 Memorial brings together all residents of Los Angeles with Strength and Love to memorialize our collective experience over the last year and a half.
Partial – But Nearly Total! – Lunar Eclipse, November 18-19, 2021
Live online broadcast from Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA | November 18-19, 2021
Celebrating Griffith Park’s 125th Anniversary
Griffith Park celebrates its 125th Anniversary with free public activities and events throughout the park.
Lunar Eclipse Online Broadcast May 26, 2021
Total lunar eclipse from Los Angeles, May 26, 2021. Live broadcast from Griffith Observatory.
Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn, December, 21 2020
Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the evening sky very close to each other, at about one-fifth of the Moon's diameter apart.
Tracking Comet NEOWISE, July-August 2020
In July 2020, the Observatory provided observing guidance for the arrival of Comet Neowise, which definitely lived up to its billing.
Tracking Comet Atlas, April 2020
In July 2020, Griffith Observatory provided observing guidance for the arrival of Comet Neowise, which definitely lived up to its billing.
Griffith Observatory Celebrates Apollo 11
Griffith Observatory celebrates Apollo 11 with ten days of special programs, exhibits, family activities, and photo opportunities.