Observatories and Planetariums

Griffith Observatory
Free monthly Star Parties. Closed Monday. Free; tickets required for some programs. 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles. (213) 473-0800. www.griffithobservatory.org


Mount Wilson Observatory
Self and guided (April – November) tours. Closed December 1 – March 31. Red Box – Mount Wilson Road, Mount Wilson. (626) 440-9016. www.mtwilson.edu


Orange Coast College: The Planetarium
Opens fall 2018. 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. (714) 432-5072. www.orangecoastcollege.edu


Palomar Observatory
Self (daily) and guided tours (weekends, April – October) and special events. 35899 Canfield Road, Palomar Mountain. (760) 742-2119. www.tinyurl.com/palomarobs


Randall Planetarium at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)
1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut. (909) 274-5795. www.mtsacplanetarium.com


Santa Monica College: The John Drescher Planetarium
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 434-3005. www.smc.edu


Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th, Building M, Santa Ana. (714) 564-6356. www.tinyurl.com/tessmannplanetarium


UCLA Planetarium
Free planetarium shows every Wednesday night followed by telescope viewing. UCLA, Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 8224. Plus, check out the UCLA Meteorite Collection in the geology building, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.astro.ucla.edu/planetarium