Calendar and Events
|AT THE OBSERVATORY...|
|Public events in 2021 are cancelled until further notice to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.|
|IN THE SKY...|
|February 4||Last Quarter Moon|
|February 11||New Moon|
|February 18||Moon south of Mars|
|February 19||First Quarter Moon|
|February 19||Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn in east-southeast morning sky.|
|February 27||Full Moon|
|March 4||Mars south of Pleiades.|
|March 5||Last Quarter Moon|
|March 12||Sun moves into Aquarius.|
|March 13||New Moon|
|March 14||Pacific Daylight Saving Time starts at 2:00 a.m.|
|March 19||Moon 4 degrees east of Mars.|
|March 20||Vernal Equinox, Spring starts.|
|March 21||First Quarter Moon|
|March 28||Full Moon|
|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.