The Department of Recreation and Parks has initiated a new one-way traffic pattern on the Observatory’s roads to improve vehicle circulation and visitor experience. Part of a larger series, this change of improvements for Griffith Park, including new daily DASH Observatory bus service, subsidized by new paid parking in the public parking lot and on West Observatory Road.
ON AUGUST 21, 2017, for the first time in 38 years, people in the continental U.S. will see the Sun and Moon align to form a rare total solar eclipse.
Join us Monday, April 3 to prepare for this celestial event. Dr. Tyler Nordgren will discuss how to successfully observe the eclipse, and how, by sharing in this unique experience, we have joined the broad tapestry of history that has allowed us to better understand the universe around us. The Stellar Emporium will be open after the presentation for a book signing.
Every first Friday, join Griffith Observatory’s curatorial staff in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon for the most-talked-about recent subjects in astronomy and space science. More info: www.GriffithObservatory.org/asc/all_space.html
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Active Apr. 16 to Apr. 26
Peak Night Apr. 21-22
The Lyrids can be observed between 10:00 p.m. and 3:54 a.m., the beginning of dawn. The Lyrid meteor radiant, near the brilliant star Vega of the constellation Lyra the Lyre, moves from the northwest horizon to directly overhead during the night. Typically, about 12 Lyrids per hour may be seen from a dark sky location. The presence of the crescent Moon after 3:57 a.m. will offer no interference to observers. More info: www.GriffithObservatory.org/sky/meteors2017.html
PLEASE NOTE: The Observatory and Griffith Park will be CLOSED each evening at 10:00 p.m., so will not be possible viewing locations.