2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles California 90027
A bronze bust of James Dean decorates the walkway to the observatory, commemorating Dean, whose "Rebel Without a Cause" was partly filmed here.
For those interested in celestial rather than movie stars, the twin refracting telescope is available on clear evenings. The planetarium reproduces the night sky, with special effects replicating visible phenomena. There is also a science center.
Please call 213-668-8171 for 24-hour recorded information about observing stars from Southern California.
Other Science nearby:
(Arcadia) Angeles National Forest
(Long Beach) Aquarium of the Pacific
(San Pedro) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
(Los Angeles) California Museum of Science & Industry
(Santa Ana) Discovery Science Center
(Los Angeles) Griffith Observatory and Planetarium
Request a Free copy of the Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast, which will be delivered to your USA postal address. Also request a free first issue of Oregon Coast magazine and sign up for coast deals.
05/13 Coming to The Los Angeles area
OC Greek Food Fest Anaheim CA May17-19 The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music.
San Diego Greek Festival San Diego CA June7-9 Treat yourself to an enjoyable Friday evening with delicious Greek food,
imported beer, live Greek music and dancing. Then come back the next day for more fun. On Sunday, repeat as needed!
Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar CA June16-23 We strive for historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period.
Santa Barbara Greek Festival Santa Barbara CA July27-28 Enjoy delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries from Yiayia's traditional recipes: baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi are just a few of the sweet treats to delight you.
Antique And Garden Show Bakersfield CA August12-13 =The show features 200 dealer spaces, located on five tree covered acres, 30 historic buildings, a variety of great food, and live blues and jazz music.
Little Italy Festa San Diego CA October13 The largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. Hip and Historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture.