These photos show what happens outside of the Griffith Observatory every cloudless night they are open. Telescopes are setup outside and the public can view from the (small) variety of astronomical objects which might be visible that night under the rather light-polluted skies of Los Angeles.
Tonight the public could see the Moon and the planet Saturn.
If you prefer – here is a full-screen slideshow
Last night I attended a truly remarkable event at the Griffith Observatory. The event included a presentation by Sally’s sister Rev. Dr. Bear Ride, her colleague at NASA and Space.com, Alan Ladwig, and by Zero Gravity Flight Director and former Sally Ride Science Camp Head Counselor Loretta Whitesides. It was moderated by Dr Laura Danly – Curator of the Griffith Observatory.
Link to the photo gallery view