Checking Out the Planets in Los Angeles, California
Rows of telescopes, large and small. Men like modern day Galileo’s asking, “Would you like to see Jupiter? Mars?” At Griffith Park Observatory, you are stunned by two views. The first, a panoramic view of Los Angeles. Stunning lights, the Hollywood sign. The second, the midnight blue and sparkling stars of the Milky Way. Inside the observatory, if you decide to enter, in the Rotunda watch the Foucault Pendulum swing. You will feel compelled to stay until the tip hits the pins reminding us we are on a round planet that spins.
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