Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory


The Griffith Observatory has been a major Los Angeles landmark since 1935. It sits on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood with the Los Angeles basin spread below. The Observatory is owned, operated, and financed by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. It is a non-profit educational institution whose purpose is to provide information on astronomy and related sciences to the public. It is not a research institution, although from time to time it carries out modest research projects.  
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