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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Where The Stars Hang Out - Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles

A little over a week ago, Tracy and I decided to drive the short distance over to the Griffith Observatory on a Sunday morning. For one thing, you can't beat the price...it's free, my favorite price. There's a seven dollar charge for the Planetarium movie, which we thought was worth it. If you are visiting or if you're a local who has kind of forgotten about this gem in our backyard, it is worth the time for a visit. Unless you are really into astronomy, the visit (including a half hour film) should not take much more than a couple of hours out of your day. If you hit a clear day or evening (much better chance now than when I visited there as a kid), the views are pretty spectacular, too.

Here's the link to my little report with photos of our morning at Griffith Observatory.

http://www.travelswithmaitaitom.com/...s_Angeles.html

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Always good to Stargaze in LA. Thanks, tom.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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The observatory is one of those L.A. icons that a lot of people forget about. I used to go there a lot when I was a kid (and if you have kids, I think it's a great place to take them) with the Cub Scouts, so it was nice to revisit it last week. Since it is so close to where I live, I'm going to make an effort to visit on one of the star gazing nights they have. I've still never looked through that giant telescope.

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Maitaitom, your report on the Observatory is a reminder to put it on our "must do" list for a future visit. We just spent a few days in the LA area after returning from a month-long trip to AUS/NZ/FIJI. (Report to follow) We're already planning our trip for next year. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area! Thanks for the report.
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I got to go there as a kid in the early 60's. Thanks for bringing back some memories!
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In case you're interested, the new link is now below. Nothing too much new, but you do get a nice glimpse of our Corgis.

http://www.travelswithmaitaitom.com/...9_Entry_1.html

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We went there in October after I taped Jeopardy, only to find the observatory is closed on Mondays. The views were great, though.

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