Calendar and Events
|AT THE OBSERVATORY...|
|All public events in 2020 are cancelled to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.|
|IN THE SKY...|
|December 12||moon near Venus at dawn|
|December 12||moon occults (covers) Venus from 1:20 p.m. to 2:29p.m., PST|
|December 13/14||Geminid meteor shower, evening-dawn|
|December 17||moon near Jupiter and Saturn after sunset|
|December 21||Winter begins at 2:02 a.m., PST.|
|December 21||Jupiter and Saturn appear extremely close together after sunset.|
|December 23||moon near Mars after sunset.|
|January 3||Quadrantid meteor shower peaks, 6:20 a.m.|
|January 6||Last quarter Moon|
|January 11||Moon near Venus|
|January 12||New Moon|
|January 13||Moon near Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury|
|January 15||Jupiter/Saturn leave evening skies|
|January 20||First Quarter Moon|
|January 20/21||Moon near Mars after sunset|
|January 26||Mercury low in west-southwest after sunset|
|January 28||Full Moon|
|January 31||Venus leaves morning skies|
|More sky information can be found at|
|Griffith Observatory's Sky Report|
|All times are local Pacific Standard Time through March 14, 2021. On March 15 and thereafter all times are local Pacific Daylight Time.|
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)|
|Labor Day (Sept. 7)||CLOSED|
|Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Oct. 12)||CLOSED|
|Veteran's Day (Nov. 11)|| |
|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.