Griffith Observatory Motor Coach Tour

March 11th, 2015

Spent the day as part of an A.C.T. motor coach tour group of the Griffith Observatory In Los Angeles’ Griffith Park (named after philanthropist donor Col. Griffith J. Griffith). The observatory was built in 1935 and underwent major renovation starting in 2002 that continued until its 2006 reopening. The facility was intended and continues to be a place for people to learn about astronomy and to view the stars and learn something about them. Our group spent approximately three hours there and could have spent a day or longer in order to see all that the facility has to offer.


The photo is of my friend Andrea and I seated adjacent to a statute of Albert Einstein. The finger of the great scientist in the photo illustrates the small area of the universe visible to us from Earth.


Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system (sourced from Wikipedia). The photo is one I took of a Tesla lightning display housed in the Observatory.

The Griffith Observatory tour was quite informative, it’s one I recommend and a place to which I plan to soon return.

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March 11, 2015
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Click here for the Wikipedia description of the Griffith Observatory.


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