A look at the history of the Griffith Observatory
Located in the heart of the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory sits nestled high on a cliff on Mt. Hollywood over looking all of Los Feliz, Silverlake, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, out to the Pacific Ocean and down to LAX. The observatory is home to a wide array of space exhibits, a planetarium and several huge telescopes. Colonel Griffith Jenkins Griffith had a dream of building a park inspired by science, focused on changing the human perspective, and advancing the education of the community. Join us as we flash past to the beauty, the awe, and the iconic nature of The Griffith Observatory.
A brief history of the Observatory
Renovation after 67 years of operations
Last weeks Question:
Q: Based on studies, which has a better short term memory, a cat or a dog?
A: Cats have better short term memories than dogs. Tests conducted by the University of Michigan concluded that while a dogs memory lasts no more than 5 minutes, a cat’s can last as long as 16 hours – exceeding even that of monkeys and orangutans.
This week’s question:
Q: Since reopening in 2006, how many students has the Griffith Observatory School Field Trip Program invited to the observatory?