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Griffith Observatory
Samuel Oschin Planetarium


USA , CALIFORNIA , LOS ANGELES
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Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory


Type: Observatory
Opened in 1935

Address: 2800 East Observatory Road - Los Angeles, CA 90027
Country: USA
Email: info@griffithobs.org
Phone: +1 213-473 0800

Website: https://griffithobservatory.org/
     
                 

Team
Edwin C. Krupp (director since 1974)







290 seats











Dome of  22.9m




Technical
Optical system ZEISS : Model-IX
Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 7 8K
Software: Digistar 7
Video system Christie : Boxer
Video Lens: 5+3+2?
Meridian resolution 6.0 K
Sound 18 Meyer Sound (Matrix3)
Dome: Spitz Seamless

Facilities
Observatory 2 domes on the roof: 12-inch Zeiss refractor
Gift Shop The Stellar Emporium Gift Shop

Operation

History
- May 14, 1935: 22.9m/472s/Zeiss II
- 1964: 638s/Zeiss IV
- January 6, 2002: Closed for renovation
- November 2, 2006: reopening: Zeiss IX/300s/Fulldome ($93M for all Griffith, $6.5million for Hybrid system)
- 2015: Digistar 5 ($2.5million)
- June 2019: upgrading the motor control
- 2023: Digistar 7, projectors

Last major evolution: 2023: Digistar 7, projectors

Comments


Latitude: 34°07'05" N  -  Longitude: 118°18'01" W  -  Altitude: 347m

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last update: 04/01/2024

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