I did a couple different versions of this. I mean, who doesn’t like to do alien cartoons? And messages from outer space? This might be my favorite.
No, I don’t read People. No, I don’t like people. But I do like aliens. Go below the fold to read about our local astronomy highlight: The Griffith Observatory. I can just barely see it if if I crane out my window.
Los Angeles is very lucky to have the Griffith Observatory in easy access – just a few blocks from our equally fascinating Hollywood stars! The Observatory is located in Griffith Park, and I can just see the Observatory if I crane my head out the window a bit.
Parking and the main building is free, and in Los Angeles, that means tons of crowds, and attracts the type people who expect free. They had problems with gangs for a while, but haven’t heard that recently; it’s more extended families who camp out there for the whole evening and take up all the parking. Sigh.
Anyway, it’s a great place, and I wish I had the courage to go more often. I love trying to figure out constellations, which planets are in the sky, and all the other cool science they show.
I was lucky, because the Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (which I was a member of at the time) met one time in the Observatory and Planetarium building – on a Monday, when it’s closed, so there were far less freeloaders, and I was so very pleased. Coming out of the meeting, I could not believe the hall of vintage jewelry I stumbled into. I thought it was heaven.
The most beautiful collection in the world, if you like very old figural jewelry, all stars, and moons, and things you find in the sky, as I do. There were 165 feet of pins, earrings, necklaces, etc! I would kill to own some of them.
ID # f2677hh Caption: Astronomers in observatory interpret radio waves from a star: We were going over those radio waves, from star 54527, and they’d like the latest issue of “People”.
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