Observatory Public Viewing of Partial Solar Eclipse

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Group: Griffith Observatory

When: Monday, August 21, 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Griffith Observatory

Cost: Free


If you can't get to the path of totality for the solar eclipse, Griffith Observatory will host a public viewing event for the partial solar eclipse on our front lawn from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 21. The Stellar Emporium gift shop will be open (and selling eclipse viewers), as will The Café at the End of the Universe and the historic level of the Observatory building (home of the Observatory's coelostat, or solar telescope).

  • Telescope viewing from lawn, sidewalks, and on the Observatory's historic coelostat (solar telescope) in the Hall of the Sky
  • Stellar Emporium gift store OPEN (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon), with a large supply of eclipse glasses and solaramas on sale for viewing the eclipse safely
  • Café at the End of the Universe OPEN (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
  • Historic level of the Observatory building OPEN (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
    (the rest of the building, including the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, will be closed)

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