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Griffith Observatory as seen from my parking spot down the hill...on January 21, 2017. Griffith Observatory as seen from my parking spot down the hill...on January 21, 2017. Griffith Observatory as seen from my parking spot down the hill...on January 21, 2017. Visiting Griffith Observatory for the first time since summer of 1994...on January 21, 2017.

Visiting Griffith Observatory for the first time since summer of 1994...on January 21, 2017. A snapshot of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory's Astronomers Monument...on January 21, 2017. A snapshot of the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. A snapshot of the Hollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

About to enter Griffith Observatory for the first time in almost 23 years...on January 21, 2017. The pendulum inside Griffith Observatory's main lobby...on January 21, 2017. The pendulum inside Griffith Observatory's main lobby...on January 21, 2017. Classical artwork on the ceiling of Griffith Observatory's main lobby...on January 21, 2017. A cool refractor telescope inside a Griffith Observatory exhibit...on January 21, 2017. I'm not sure if this is a model of a telescope at Griffith Observatory, or the Hale Telescope at San Diego's Palomar Observatory! Or neither.

The Tesla Coil exhibit at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. An Aztec artifact at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. This exhibit is one of many new additions to Griffith Observatory since it underwent renovations between 2002 - 2006. This exhibit is one of many new additions to Griffith Observatory since it underwent renovations between 2002 - 2006.

A model of the Moon at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. A meteorite on display at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. More meteorites on display at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Another exhibit that is one of many new additions to Griffith Observatory since it underwent renovations between 2002 - 2006. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the solar telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The Hollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

The Hollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

The dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Inside the viewing gallery for the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

Standing outside the dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the 12-inch Zeiss Telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The Samuel Oschin Planetarium at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

The Samuel Oschin Planetarium at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The dome housing the solar telescope at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Taking photos on the rooftop of Griffth Observatory...on January 21, 2017. The Astronomers Monument as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017.

The Hollywood Sign and Astronomers Monument as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017. The Hollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017. The Hollywood Sign as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017. Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017.

Downtown Los Angeles as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017. Century City and Culver City as seen from Griffith Observatory's rooftop...on January 21, 2017. With Century City and Culver City visible in the background, smoke is seen rising from a nearby hill in Hollywood...on January 21, 2017. The San Gabriel Mountains as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

A statue honoring the late James Dean...whose movie REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE was filmed at Griffith Observatory more than 60 years ago. A statue honoring the late James Dean...whose movie REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE was filmed at Griffith Observatory more than 60 years ago. An odd cloud formation as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. An odd cloud formation as seen from Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Another snapshot of the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Another snapshot of the Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. A snapshot of the Sundial at Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

Admiring the architecture of Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Admiring the architecture of Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Admiring the architecture of Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017. Admiring the architecture of Griffith Observatory...on January 21, 2017.

A shot of Griffith Observatory before I head back to my car...on January 21, 2017. A shot of the Hollywood Sign as I head back to my car...on January 21, 2017. A shot of Griffith Observatory as I walked down the hill to my car...on January 21, 2017. Another shot of Griffith Observatory as I walked down the hill to my car...on January 21, 2017.

Another shot of Griffith Observatory as I walked down the hill to my car...on January 21, 2017. Griffith Observatory with the Los Angeles skyline visible behind it...on January 21, 2017.

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