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Griffith observatory. Was to be a public observatory Welcomed 70 million Opened to the public on May 14, 1935 Constructed June 20 th , 1933 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Griffith observatory


Was to be a public observatoryWelcomed 70 millionOpened to the public on May 14, 1935Constructed June 20th, 1933Griffith 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

Architects: John C. Austin & Federick M. AshleyGriffith J. Griffith Welsh: American Industrialist and PhilanthropistJournalist and Real Estate ManagerShot his wife and went to prison; released from prison 1902George Ellery Hale: Oversaw development of telescope Edward Kurth: Drew plans & guided the constructionRussell W. Porter: Aide to Kurth

About the People

January 4, 1850 July 6, 1919Beyond 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

Located in Los Angeles, CAFaces the slope of Mount HollywoodViews the Los Angeles BasinHas planetariumWas featured in Transformers, Yes Man, Charlies Angels, and Valentines Day, 90210, Star Trek, Simpsons

FactsThe Einstein tower

Built in 1917Built through public donationsWent into operation in 1924After Einstein won Nobel PrizeTemporarily lost its name when Nazis took over GermanyDamaged during WWII (1933)

HistoryBuilt by Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953)Jewish-German ArchitectTelescope built by Erwin Finlay-Freundlich (1885-1964)German Astronomer

About the People

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

Located in Albert Einstein Science Park in Potsdam, GermanyExamines stellar atmospheres and super novasAstrophysical observatoryBuilt to prove the redshift of solar spectral linesPredicted by Einsteins Theory of Relativity Built on the summit of the Potsdam Telegraphenberg to house a solar telescopeFacts"Griffith J. Griffith." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Nov. 2011. ."Griffith Observatory - A History of Griffith Observatory." Official Site: Griffith Observatory Los Angeles, CA. Web. 03 Nov. 2011. ."Griffith Observatory." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Nov. 2011. .