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  Was to be a public observatory  Welcomed 70 million  Opened to the public on May 14, 1935  Constructed June 20 th, 1933  Griffith Trust (the.

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3   Was to be a public observatory  Welcomed 70 million  Opened to the public on May 14, 1935  Constructed June 20 th, 1933  Griffith Trust (the governing board for the Griffith estate) enlisted some of the leading astronomers and scientists as the core team planning the construction of Griffith Observatory

4   Architects: John C. Austin & Federick M. Ashley  Griffith J. Griffith Welsh: American Industrialist and Philanthropist  Journalist and Real Estate Manager  Shot his wife and went to prison; released from prison 1902  George Ellery Hale: Oversaw development of telescope  Edward Kurth: Drew plans & guided the construction  Russell W. Porter: Aide to Kurth About the People

5 January 4, 1850 – July 6, 1919

6   “Beyond the Visible Light”: Glass wall that reveals how our ability to detect and record radition beyond visible light was the most recent transformation to opening the doorway to our universe.  “Camera Obscura”: Tool that uses mirrors and lenses to focus light on flat surface.  “Hall of the Eye”: Illustrates nature and progress of human observation of sky. Exhibits

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8   Located in Los Angeles, CA  Faces the slope of Mount Hollywood  Views the Los Angeles Basin  Has planetarium  Was featured in Transformers, Yes Man, Charlie’s Angels, and Valentine’s Day, 90210, Star Trek, Simpsons Facts

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11   Built in 1917  Built through public donations  Went into operation in 1924  After Einstein won Nobel Prize  Temporarily lost its name when Nazis took over Germany  Damaged during WWII (1933) History

12   Built by Erich Mendelsohn ( )  Jewish-German Architect  Telescope built by Erwin Finlay-Freundlich ( )  German Astronomer About the People

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14   Has a 63cm Telescope combined with a long-focus spectrograph  Observations focus on spectropolarimetric measurements in solar active regions.  Permits the determination of magnetic field and radial velocities on Sun. Facts

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16   Located in Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, Germany  Examines stellar atmospheres and super novas  Astrophysical observatory  Built to prove the redshift of solar spectral lines  Predicted by Einstein’s Theory of Relativity  Built on the summit of the Potsdam Telegraphenberg to house a solar telescope Facts

17   "Griffith J. Griffith." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Nov  "Griffith Observatory - A History of Griffith Observatory." Official Site: Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, CA. Web. 03 Nov  "Griffith Observatory." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Nov Cites


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