On Sunday we made a reservation and took a shuttle to see the Griffith Park Observatory, which I knew about from its appearances in such films as Rebel Without a Cause, Bowfinger and Charlie's Angels 2.
Sitting up in the Hollywood Hills the park also provides some great views as well as the celestial museum inside. There's a planetarium with regular 45 minute shows and exhibits on the solar system, Galileo and space inside too. Also, inside of the east dome is a huge telescope that visitors can look through and see the moon close-up, craters and all. It was pretty amazing. We went at 5:00 and stayed til the sunset, so we could get both views of the city and stars.
Here are some photos of the pretty observatory, orbit of Uranus, and what would be a nice view of downtown LA if it weren't for the smog.
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