Saturday, November 9, 2013

Griffith Park Observatory

My husband and I decided that on Saturdays we really need to get out and explore! The great thing about Southern California is that the weather is always so fabulous you can really do just about anything. Two weeks ago we headed towards Griffith Park to enjoy the Observatory. The boy are studying Astronomy in Science so not only was this a fun family outing but also counted as a field trip.

At first we were going to take the boys to Hollywood 
but they quite didn't understand what  "Hollywood"
was all about! So we told them from the Observatory
we would be able to see at least see the Hollywood sign.

Galileo- we have done quite a bit of reading
on him.

The pendulum held our interest for quite some time. Pretty amazing!

You can't quite see it from this picture but Earth's sun is one of the
small yellow dots. This chart compares Earth's sun to all the
other "big stars" in our universe. 

The Universe! This is quite
is a tiny speck on this picture.  You can actually
see a small red arrow pointing to where the small
speck is. Made me think of Psalm 8:3-4
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, 
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you are for him?

We really enjoyed ourselves but I think it will be more enjoyable
once the boys are a bit older. And it was completely free! No
parking fees either. Since we went on a Saturday morning
we had to park a little bit away but it was no big deal. 

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