Public Astronomy Los Angeles Style

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Griffith Observatory, the most visible agent of public astronomy in Los Angeles, has a rich and fascinating history that will captivate your imagination. Step into the past with this elegant and extravagantly illustrated publication, brought to you by Griffith Observatory. Delve into the southern California story of astronomy, from the humble beginnings of street-corner telescopes to the mind-boggling sight of a street-legal Zeiss refractor mounted on a 1932 Ford. Can you believe it? That very same telescope eventually found its way to the roof of Griffith Observatory, where it joined forces with the iconic 12-inch Zeiss refractor, creating an astronomical powerhouse. It's no wonder that Griffith Observatory has become the most-visited public observatory on the planet!

But this book isn't just for astronomers. It's also a treasure trove for those curious about local history and culture. Immerse yourself in the pages of this captivating publication, and uncover the hidden stories and secrets of Los Angeles' astronomical heritage. From celestial wonders to the people who made it all possible, this book leaves no stone unturned. So, whether you're a stargazer or simply a lover of captivating tales, this book is the perfect companion for your journey through time and space.

  • Edited by: David DeVorkin
  • Edited by: E.C. Krupp
Custom Product Type Uncategorized
Partner Credited Name Griffith Observatory
Venue Type Science and Nature
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Weight (lb) 1.000000

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