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Date posted: 04/30/2014

Celebrate History at the Stellar Evolution Event at Griffith Observatory!

Looking for a chance to be a part of history? Then come out to the Griffith Observatory for the launch of their celebration, “80 Years and Counting”! Their latest event, “Stellar Evolution”, is a champagne reception honoring the Griffith Observatory and the 40th anniversary of Dr. E.C. Krupp – astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory. For those that plan to stay in hotels close to Griffith Observatory, don’t miss this dazzling experience you will be sure to enjoy! 

On Monday, May 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., join in the celebration with a sunset champagne reception looking out onto a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite Griffith Observatory birthday cake – each one commemorating an iconic feature of the Observatory. After the ceremony, you can then enjoy a special dessert honoring the Observatory and Dr. E.C. Krupp.

In order to get the fullest experience, you can purchase a VIP ticket for $150 to gain access to the Stellar Reception. The VIP ticket gives you access to a private cocktail party in the ‘Gunther Depths of Space’ where you will get the chance to mingle with city officials and leaders of the Griffith Observatory. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres from the renowned catering of Wolfgang Puck as well as having access to hosted wine and champagne throughout the event. VIP guests will also have access to a special deck for the best viewing of sunset and will be given reserved seating on the lawn during the ceremony.

The Stargazer ticket can be purchased for only $75. This ticket will give you access to general admission to the Stellar Evolution celebration. There will also be a hosted bar which will serve wine, beer, soda, and champagne. Feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy on the lawn!

For 80 years, the Griffith Observatory has been open to the public bringing them the opportunity to gaze at the stars. It is a part of Los Angeles history as it is now an internationally recognized icon of public astronomy for LA and the world. Its beautiful architecture, its setting atop the Hollywood Hill, and the fact that it has been included in many films has made it one of the most visited landmarks in Southern California hosting nearly one million visitors each year.

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