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DECEMBER 21, 2012

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Griffith Observatory will stay open until

12:01 a.m., Saturday, December 22, 2012

for visitors who plan to come to
Griffith Observatory on Friday December 21:

Large numbers of people will attempt to visit on the evening of Friday December 21. Roads will be congested and parking will fill quickly. For safety reasons, Griffith Park access roads will be closed as soon as parking is full or at 10:00 p.m., whichever comes first. Check the Griffith Observatory home page to see the status of roads and parking.

Those planning to visit that evening should come early, expect to walk a substantial distance on hilly terrain, and be prepared for winter weather and outdoor activities (proper clothing, water, flashlight, etc.). LAPD and Park Rangers will be out in full force to prevent use of alcohol or illegal drugs, and smoking is prohibited everywhere in Griffith Park.

December 21 Schedule of Activities:

Winter Solstice local noon talk: 11:40 a.m.
Winter Solstice sunset talk: 4:30 p.m.

Time's Up showtimes in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium:
12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m.
7:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:45 p.m.

NOT-the-end-of-the-world brief presentation: 11:50 p.m.

For more information about 2012, click here.

Can't make it to Griffith Observatory?
Click here to watch the live broadcast starting
at 11:00 p.m., PST

The End of the World?
Planetary alignments? Rogue planets?
Galactic beams? Earthquakes? Tidal waves?

See them all in

Playing all day December 21 in the
Samuel Oschin Planetarium