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December
Public Star Party
December 15th, 2018 2:00pm - 9:45pm
Registration Not Required

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and The Planetary Society They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets, and other objects; to try out a variety of telescopes; and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

Please be aware that the astronomers and telescope demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).

Griffith Observatory does not permit the operation of private, unauthorized telescopes on its grounds, for either public or private use. The Observatory is responsible for the public safety of its visitors and for the accuracy of any information provided in an astronomical and public setting. Allowing deployment of private telescopes on the grounds implies endorsement of both the instruments and the operators, neither of which the Observatory is capable of verifying.

June
2019 Total Solar Eclipse - El Camino del Inca en Chile
June 29th, 2019 to July 4th, 2019

Friends Of The Observatory

invites you to join us for an unforgettable tour and total eclipse of the Sun in Santiago, Chile

 

 

Imagine...

 

  • Standing in the shadow of the Moon for 2 minutes and 8 seconds
  • A full-day eclipse excursion to La Serena for solar eclipse viewing near center line
  • Exclusive private use of Tololo Beach Restaurant during eclipse
  • Exclusive lectures and excursions with Dr. E.C. Krupp, Director, Griffith Observatory
  • Visiting Valparaiso (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Viña del Mar, and the Santa Rita Winery for wine tasting
  • A farewell night experience at the Andean Astronomical Observatory
  • And more...

 

 

Special Post-eclipse Galápagos Islands Trip

July 4, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Join us after the El Camino del Inca en Chile Eclipse for yet another once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Discover the exotic beauty and adventure of the Galápagos Islands on a 10-night land-and-cruise excursion.

 

 

MS Xpedition Celebrity Cruises

 

SPACE IS LIMITED. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY.
Reserving with us is the only way to be included in the exclusive FOTO programs.

 

For more information or to book your trip, please contact our cruise specialists, Melissa Truskett, Jannette Dilley, and Nancy Bland at Montrose Travel: 818.553.3200.

 

Questions? Contact us at FOTOFriend@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879.

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