Category:Public Observatories

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Upon looking through the then new 60-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson Colonel Griffith was quoted as saying "Man's sense of values ought to be revised. If all mankind could look through that telescope, it would change the world!" His experience of looking through that telescope focused his desire to make science more accessible to the public. On December 12, 1912, he offered the City of Los Angeles $100,000 for an observatory to be built on the top of Mount Hollywood to be fully owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, thus one of America's first public observatories was born. Today Griffith Observatory with its 12-inch Zeiss Refractor is in continuous use and has shown the stars and planets to millions of people from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Here you will find a list of public observatories that have been changing the world, night after night:

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