Griffith Observatory announces “All Space Considered” lecture
Lecture Explores the Highly Anticipated August 1, 2008, Total Solar Eclipse with Discussion and Photos

Griffith Observatory will hold another exciting “All Space Considered” free public lecture on Friday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. This month, join the Observatory curatorial staff as they examine these top stories making headlines:

· The total solar eclipse taking place in the early morning hours (Pacific Daylight Time) of Friday, August 1, 2008. The total solar eclipse will not be visible from Los Angeles or anywhere in the United States.

· Latest results from the Mars Phoenix mission that landed on Mars on May 25

· NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft reaches the edge of the solar system

· Changes in the giant storm on Jupiter (the “Red Spot”)

· New Hubble Space Telescope images.

“All Space Considered” is a monthly program, launched last May that provides the public with an inside look at the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. The lectures are held on the first Friday of the month.

WHEN: August’s “All Space Considered” will be held on Friday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m., P.D.T.

WHERE: Griffith Observatory’s Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater (2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, California 90027).

TICKETS: The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, up to the capacity of the theater. For more information, please visit or call (213) 473-0800.

Erin Scharf / Bonnie Winings
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Griffith Observatory is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. The Observatory is located on the slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. The building is open to the public six days a week, with free parking and free admission. Free public telescope viewing is available every evening the Observatory is open and the sky is clear.