Amazing Observatories Perfect for Stargazing

By Marisa Lascala - 2014-03-26T17:51:50Z

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Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles

The Griffith Observatory has always been for the people; it was built as a Depression-era public works project, and its historic telescopes have always been available to the public with no charge for admission. In addition to looking through its historic telescopes, the Observatory is also home to a planetarium and a 190-seat presentation theater. Honestly, sometimes visitors are there because they're drawn to another kind of star power: It's one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign.

Visit: The observatory is open Tuesday-Friday from 12 pm-10 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10 am-10 pm.

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