A Sky Full of Stars

posted by Sharon February 8, 2016 17 Comments
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‘Cause you’re a sky, cause you’re a sky full of stars
I’m gonna give you my heart.   — Coldplay

Want to learn more about that sky full of stars overhead? One excellent place to do that is the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. This fine museum sits on the hillside beneath a famous sign.

The observatory and museum were built in the 1930s. They are run by the City of Los Angeles and admission is free!

It boasts not only telescopes for night viewing of the sky but also has 2 levels of displays that explain the layout of the planets and galaxies. In a wonderful IMAX-style theater, you recline and relax as the sky twinkles and changes above you.

I loved seeing all ages enjoy the museum.

Here’s one of the telescopes.

Outside is a memorial to astronomers such as Copernicus and Galileo. This was built in the 1930s with money provided by the WPA program.

The hills surrounding the observatory provide miles of trails. I want to return when we have more time to hike.

How about you? Have you discovered a fun place to learn more about our world?

Linking up with Image-in-ing, Little Things Thursday, Wednesday Around the World, The Good, the Random, the Fun, Through My Lens, and Life Thru the Lens. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where my song choice is “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay.

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17 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin February 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

How cool to go visit there – such a great looking building (and a favorite song of mine!)

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Cathy February 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

As many times as we have visited LA we’ve never been to the Griffith Observatory. It’s a shame! Thank you for sharing this with us! Have a wonderful week!

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Abrianna February 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

That does look like a fun place to go.

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Pat February 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm

I would love to visit this observatory! My mountain top visit to some of the Rocky Mountains have been the closest I’ve ever been to the stars

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DeniseinVA February 9, 2016 at 12:03 am

This would be such a great place to visit. Thank you for sharing.

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linky February 9, 2016 at 12:22 am

Looks like this would be a lot of fun!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/potted.html

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tomthebackroadstraveller February 9, 2016 at 2:37 am

I just flew through LAX a couple weeks ago and would have loved to see the Hollywood Sign.

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Elizabeth February 9, 2016 at 4:43 am

I love going to observatories. Our universe is so awe inspiring!

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Rhonda Albom February 9, 2016 at 10:13 am

Looks like a fabulous observatory and planetarium.

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bettyl-NZ February 10, 2016 at 6:23 am

What a great place to learn! I have developed an interest in the stars recently.

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Snap February 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm

As many times as I’ve been to LosAngeles and the Hollywood area, I’ve never been to
Griffith Observatory. Thanks for taking me!

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Kelly Kardos February 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Isn’t this a great way to spend a day? It’s a great hike up. LA is so pretty from the top of the hill.

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Brooke of Passport Couture February 12, 2016 at 4:01 am

Wonderful photos! Your post reminds of how long it has been since I’ve been to the Griffith Observatory. I must make a return trip soon!

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Stephanie February 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm

That looks a great place. We have the Greenwich Observatory near to us and it too is a fascinating place – I mean the home of Greenwich Mean Time who could fail not to learn about time in places like this! #LTTL

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Lisa at LTTL February 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Oh, I really want to visit this observatory some day. Seems like I should do it right before the golden hour so I can get some great LA shots.

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Kim Cunningham February 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm

I love stars and planet studies. What a neat trip this would be.

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Carolyn Leffler March 7, 2016 at 2:35 am

Sharon, you just plan make me want to go places! Loved this post and the photos (and song) to go with!

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