The Oscars have packed up and gone home but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of stars to see in the Hills.
One Saturday each month, the Griffith Observatory opens its telescopes to the public.
The next Star Party is tomorrow, February 28th.
This free event starts at 2pm and goes until 9:45pm. Volunteer astronomers are on hand to help visitors try out the famous telescopes.
Here’s a preview for what’s in store for tomorrow night’s viewing Sky Report.
The Observatory is one of the most popular attractions in the Hollywood Hills with plenty of exhibits and a world-class planetarium.
Sitting on a promontory at the top of Griffith Park, the site also offers one of the best views anywhere in Los Angeles.
Go early and hike to the top for stunning sunset experience.
Here’s Sandi with another guided tour.
If you have a couple of free hours on your hands, go check out the Griffith Observatory, famously portrayed in the James Dean flick Rebel Without a Cause, and situated high enough up a hill to provide breathtaking (albeit smog-ridden) vistas of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, as well as a good peep of the nearby Hollywood Sign. Although you can drive straight up to the observatory, the parking lot fills up quickly in the morning, so embark on an adventure by parking in Fern Dell near the entrance to the park, and proceeded to climb bafflingly high elevations as the white domed structure towers above you, looming in the hills, but getting closer with every curve you round.
If the observatory isn’t open yet when you arrive, just keep climbing.
It’s a popular spot for school groups, hikers, runners, and dogs, so it doesn’t come close to the solitude that you might experience elsewhere in Griffith Park. But it’s challenging, fascinating, green, floral and fragrant – and, in the spring, a rare spectacle of wildflowers and the lush overgrowth of a rain-soaked LA, soon to wither and dry up and be consumed by brush fires in the hot, desert summer.
The Observatory is accessible from either the Fern Dell Avenue or Vermont Avenue park entrances.
Los Feliz, 90027
For a schedule of Star Parties and other events, visit Griffith Observatory Star Party.