Depending on when you read this, you may still have a chance to attend a very special evening, Cosmic Conjunction, or at least become aware of the good work of FOTO, Friends Of The Observatory. Our very own David Primes is currently President.
Cosmic Conjunction is part of the Griffith Observatory’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo having first put eye to telescope. It’s also a chance to put attention on the coming together of arts and science by linking astronomy and music.
A gala will take place under the stars, October 4th, 2009 on the Observatory’s lawn, featuring the world premiere of “Observations” by Arthur B. Rubinstein, Music Director of Symphony In The Glen. During the performance by Symphony In The Glen, there will be live narration by Leonard Nimoy. Gourmet picnic basket dinners by Wolfgang Puck are also available.
In keeping with FOTO’s support of Los Angeles-area schools, the Gala night will be free to schoolchildren. There will also be a free performance held Tuesday, October 6th at the Greek Theatre for middle school and high school students to ensure that thousands of schoolchildren have a chance to be inspired by this extraordinary event. Free bussing is also available.
Please visit www.friendsoftheobservatory.org for more information.