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Griffith Observatory And Crescent Moon At Blue Hour
Griffith Observatory and crescent moon at pre-dawn blue hour, Los Angeles, California.
In addition to the Observatory building, what you see on the left on the front lawn is the Astronomers Monument, a large outdoor concrete sculpture that pays homage to six of the greatest astronomers of all time: the Greek astronomer Hipparchus (about 125 B.C.), Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), Isaac Newton (1642-1727), and John Herschel (1738-1822).
The Griffith Observatory is Los Angeles icon, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. It is a popular tourist attraction with an extensive array of space and science-related displays. A monthly free public star party is held at the Observatory, with assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers and the Planetary Society. During the star party, the whole family can look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment. The star party is featured in my image 'Stargazers at Dusk' in my Los Angeles gallery.
© Ram Vasudev
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December 27th, 2016
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