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    Planetarium Sheet
    Griffith Observatory
    Samuel Oschin Planetarium


    USA - LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA


    Type: Observatory

    Address: 2800 East Observatory Road - Los Angeles, CA 90027
    Country: USA

    Latitude: 34°07'05" N  -  Longitude: 118°18'01" W  -  Altitude: 347m

    Website: https://griffithobservatory.org/
         
                     
    Email: info@griffithobs.org
    Phone: +1 213-473 0800

    Director or contact: Edwin C. Krupp (director since 1974)

    Opened in 1935

    Dome of  22.9m
    Capacity of 290 seats
    Oriented Yes
    Tilt No

    Optical system ZEISS : Model-IX
    Digital system Evans_and_Sutherland : Digistar 5 8K

    Video system Christie : Boxer
    Video Lens: 6 ch.
    Meridian resolution 6.0 K
    Sound 18 Meyer Sound (Matrix3)


    Dome: Spitz Seamless
    Observatory 2 domes on the roof: 12-inch Zeiss refractor

    Gift Shop The Stellar Emporium Gift Shop

    History: 
    - May 14, 1935: 22.9m/472s/Zeiss II
    - 1964: 638s/Zeiss IV
    - January 6, 2002: Closed for renovation
    - November 2, 2006: reopening: Zeiss IX/300s/Fulldome ($93M for all Griffith, $6.5million for Hybrid system)
     - 2015: Digistar 5 ($2.5million)
    - June 2019: upgrading the motor control

    Last major evolution: 2015: Digistar 5

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    last update: 12/07/2021


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