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Re: My Visit to the Griffith Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5551490 - 12/03/12 03:58 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

October 7th visit - a clear night

One of three 11-inch Celestron SCTs set up on the observatory grounds


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The Rebel Without a Cause Monument - James Dean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7guzEuV7j9c

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bexterior.html

http://www.seeing-stars.com/immortalized/jamesdean.shtml#.UL08DoM0XTo


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The Cosmic Connection timeline of the universe

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/bexhibits.html#connection


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The Big Picture - the largest astrophotograph in the world (back wall)

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bdepthsofspace.html


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Tektites

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      #5551501 - 12/03/12 04:11 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

Telescopes and binoculars used to view The Big Picture

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A large Moon rock in the Edge of Space Mezzanine

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bedgeofspace.html


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      #5551504 - 12/03/12 04:16 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

The Foucault pendulum

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/brotunda.html


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      #5551506 - 12/03/12 04:17 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Clocks in the 12-inch Zeiss dome

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This time the target was Uranus

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The sign on the triple beam coelostat dome

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/btelescopes.html


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LA at night - the view from the observatory was fantastic

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Forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera

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A model of the Griffith Observatory

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The "how telescopes work" exhibit

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      #5551517 - 12/03/12 04:37 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

Closing time and much was left to see

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Re: My Visit to the Griffith Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5551551 - 12/03/12 06:17 AM

This and Mount Wilson are on my to do list eventually. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: My Visit to the Griffith Observatory new [Re: Jb32828]
      #5551631 - 12/03/12 08:17 AM

Wow! Thanks for bringing us along, Dave!

(congrats on breaking the 23K post mark too)


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Re: My Visit to the Griffith Observatory new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5551657 - 12/03/12 08:39 AM

Griffith is fabulous. I visited it for the first time two years ago, and it far exceeded my (already high) expectations.

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Re: My Visit to the Griffith Observatory new [Re: Tony Flanders]
      #5551666 - 12/03/12 08:48 AM

Dave; thanks for sharing , nice.The night shot while pretty would be disturbing for an observatory. Do they still do active observing or research there?

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