The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.
It is named after Griffith J. Griffith, who donated the land for Griffith Park in 1896, and by a bequest in his 1919 will, the Observatory was made possible. The building opened to the public on May 14, 1935.
There we saw an amazing show at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium: Light of the Valkyries, about the wonders of the northern lights. It was an amazing experience to look at it, like traveling through the universe and in history. I recommend it.