GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY

Los Angeles, CA
Written By Aubrey Whymark 2012-2017
On 20th September 2012 I visited Griffith Observatory. It was a fantastic display. There were a few tektites and a nice collection of meteorites. Unfortunately we were a day early and missed the Endeavour space shuttle flyover - we had to return to Manila.

I was really keen to visit the Griffith Observatory as tektites have featured 5 times (to my knowledge) in their monthly magazine 'The Griffith Observer' 1964-1980, 4 authors.

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory was opened in 1935. It is named after the benefactor Griffith J. Griffith. Griffith's objective was to make astronomy accessible by the public, as opposed to the prevailing idea that observatories should be located on remote mountaintops and restricted to scientists. (Wikipedia).
 
ABOVE: Griffith Obervatory.
ABOVE: A small tektite and impactite display.
ABOVE: Impactites: Presumably Henbury, Darwin Glass, Irghizites and Waber Glass.
ABOVE: Libyan Desert Glass.
ABOVE: Moldavites.
ABOVE: Meteorite Impacts display.
ABOVE: Shatter Cones. Love them!

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