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Trip to Griffith Observatory

Astronomy 001: Extra Credit

Shani P

on 24 April 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli A walk into
Griffith Observatory Citations Outside Observations Used to represent numerous ideas in one diagram, this H-R Diagram everythings we needed to know about our sun and stars in a large scaled model on the main floor level. The H-R Diagram What Else Caught My Eye This swinging ball attached to from the roof has been a classic attraction at the observatory. It caught my eye because it was the first exhibit I saw when I entered. The ball is attached to
a 40 foot cable extending from the roof, that imitates the
Earth's rotation. It swings in a constant direction, while
the "Earth" rotates below it. 240 lbs. The End Exhibit: Hall of the Sky By: Shani Paul Also in the W.M Keck Foundation Central Rotunda... Background on the
L.A Attraction It was built in 1935 and opened on May 14th, the building was named after the man behind it all, Griffith J. Griffth (1850-1919). Focoult Pendelum Is what is called the "Hugo Ballin" Murals. Pictures "Griffith Observatory - Building Features: Ahmanson Hall of the Sky." Official Site: Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, CA. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.griffithobservatory.org/exhibits/bhallofsky.html>. Outside on the lawn, the tall momument represents six important Astronomers:

- Hipparchus (about 150 B.C.)
- Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543)
- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
- Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
- Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
- William Herschel (1738-1822) Visit to the Observatory as 47 Things Trip
- November 10, 2012 As we discussed main sequence stars around November, my trip to the Observatory put what we were learning into a touchable 3-D diagram. Experience it for yourself here:
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