Calendar and Events
|AT THE OBSERVATORY...|
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
|All Space Considered||Griffith Observatory TV|
|IN THE SKY...|
|May 5||Eta Aquariid meteor shower shortly before dawn (hampered by bright moonlight)|
|May 12||Moon near Saturn and Jupiter in the morning sky|
|May 14 and 15||Moon near Mars in the morning sky|
|May 15 - 29||possible views of comet C/2020 F8 SWAN starting at 4:00 a.m.|
|May 16||Mercury becomes visible below Venus after sunset|
|May 21||Mercury one degree from Venus after sunset|
|May 23 and 24||Moon close to Venus and Mercury after sunset|
|June 8||Moon near Jupiter before dawn|
|June 9||Moon near Saturn before dawn|
|June 12 and 13||Moon near Mars before dawn|
|June 15||Venus becomes visible before sunrise|
|June 19||Moon near Venus at dawn|
|June 20||Summer starts at 2:44 p.m., PDT|
|More sky information can be found at|
|Griffith Observatory's Weekly Sky Report|
|All times are local Pacific Standard Time through March 09, 2019. On March 10 and thereafter all times are local Pacific Daylight Time.|
1:32 p.m. PDT
|First launch of a SpaceX Crew Dragon with a crew (of two NASA astronauts) to the International Space Station.
Griffith Observatory presents daily programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater.
The Observatory also hosts periodic special events and monthly public star parties.
Hearing assist devices are available upon request in both the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon.
2020 Holiday Schedule
|New Year's Day (Jan. 1)||OPEN|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 20)||CLOSED|
|Presidents' Day (Feb. 17)||CLOSED|
|Cesar Chavez Day (Mar. 30)||CLOSED|
|Memorial Day (May 25)||CLOSED|
|Independence Day (Jul. 4)||OPEN|
|Labor Day (Sept. 7)||CLOSED|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 12)||CLOSED|
|Veteran's Day (Nov. 11)||OPEN|
|Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26)||CLOSED|
|Christmas Day (Dec. 25)||CLOSED|
Note: Phone operators are not available on closed holidays.
are available each evening the Observatory is open and skies are clear. Knowledgeable telescope demonstrators are available to guide visitors in observing. Please be aware that the demonstrators must cut off the line for each telescope by 9:30 p.m. or earlier to enable all viewing to be completed by 9:45 p.m. Hours for telescope operation are not the same as for the building (which closes at 10:00 p.m.).
General Information Line: 213-473-0800
L.A. City's "311" Information Line: 866-4LACITY
Those wishing to attend programs at Griffith Observatory may reach the Observatory by bus, bike, car, or on foot. For more information see our Getting Here page. Please be advised that parking is limited and not guaranteed. Demand for parking is highest on weekends, holidays, and Greek Theatre show nights.