South California’s Griffith Observatory contains many astronomical activities and events that capture anyone with interest in understanding the universe. It provides spectacular views of the space and has a series of shows capable of fitting any individual’s schedule. Notably, there is free telescope viewing for anybody who visits this place. By utilizing this free offer, I was able to have a magnificent view of the Hollywood Sign and Los Angeles. The telescope viewing is available every evening with the existence of clear skies. A visitor is also able to access Los Angeles’s evening sky reports. Furthermore, I learnt that there are no charges for parking and admissions to the grounds are free. Anyone can visit the observatory any other day apart from Monday. For instance, the Observatory operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the weekends.
Samuel Oschin Planetarium is of equal importance to anyone who wishes to view live astronomically related shows and presentations. This planetarium is considered as one of the finest in the world based on the comfortable seats, digital projectors, theatrical lighting, and sound systems it has (Yelp 1). From the series of shows, I was able to view “Centered in the Universe” show that starts airing at 11.45 a.m. during the weekends. This show explores how the universe is expanding and its structure. Through a combination of astronomical animators and advanced technologies, a viewer explores galaxy clusters as depicted in the live shows (GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY 1). As such, the Griffith Observatory would be the best spot for anyone wishing to explore the space, earth, and universe among others. Ticket prices for shows are affordable since they range from 3-7 dollars depending on whether a person is a child, student, or adult.
Any interested party can utilize this Observatory to acquire more knowledge concerning astronomy. Students can utilize the Griffith Observatory and earn extra credits since they will have more practical ways of exploring the space.
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY. Griffith Observatory. Web. 28 April 2016.
Yelp. Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Web. 29 April 2016.