Posted by: Ryan McDonald | August 6, 2008

Free monthly lecture @ Griffith Observatory: “All Space Considered”.

(I swear that I didn’t see Nar’s last post before I came to write this one… It’s just some really odd synchronicity or six degrees of Leonard Nimoy or something… I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now.)

The first friday of every month at 7:30pm PT, the curatorial staff at the Griffith Observatory along with special guest lecturers present a free lecture to the public entitled, All Space Considered. (I know, cheesy and a blatant ripoff of NPR, but whatcha’ gonna’ do?) Their main page and events page are horribly lean on information:

All Space Considered
Friday, September 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Space News and Update program by Griffith Observatory Curator and staff
Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater

The lectures are pretty darned good. They give a solid roundup of the past month’s science and astronomy news with the possibility for a Q&A with people who know far too much about those kinds of things. With JPL, CalTech and a slew of big name universities in the area, they have experts on almost any subject within a twenty mile radius and a lot of peers to get pretty exclusive information, footage, etc. from.

The lecture is ongoing from 7:30 until about 9pm. If it gets too technical or boring just wander outside for an amazing view of the Los Angeles basin, the Hollywood sign and a breathtaking sunset. The price is right: it’s free! Heck, the Griffith Observatory is always free, so even if you can’t make it to consider all the space that are belong to us, drop by again sometime… It’s the logical thing to do.

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