Sunday, January 20, 2013

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California is a public observatory, meant for the public to admire the beauty of our galaxy and beyond.  What impressed me most is that it was donated to the City of Los Angeles by Colonel Griffith on December 16, 1896.  That was more than a century ago, and there were such generous people around to donate to the public to get people interested in science and technology.  No wonder America became the world's most advanced and powerful country in the world.

Griffith Observatory is not only good for the stars in the galaxy, but also the stars from Hollywood.  Here, you can see the charming, although totally uncharacteristic Hollywood sign.

Haha...Stardom is way too far for me to reach... Never mind... :)

Inside the observatory, there is lots of information related to astronomy.  If you are a fan, you will be very delighted.  If you are not, you still can get a few general knowledge, or some shocks from the exhibits.

Here is also a vantage point of the whole of Los Angeles Valley - Downtown LA, Hollywood, you can see them all.

On a cloudy day, looking out from Griffith Observatory, don't you think it looks like a dooms day movie?

Other than the observatory itself, you can also take a stroll in the Griffith Park, which is a very nice place.

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