Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, April 12, 1949
This iconic building sits on a ridge on Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park, overlooking Los Angeles. It has been a place of wonder and awe since 1935, and with renovations completed in 2006, providing further space an opportunities for learning.
In popular culture, the Observatory featured prominently in Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean, and has appeared in dozens of other films.