I still don’t know I whole lot about what are in the pictures I took, lol! My husband is a lot more knowledgeable with this stuff than I am, so I asked him a lot of questions. I wasn’t incredibly happy with the photos I took, but they give you somewhat of an idea of what it’s all about. The place wasn’t very big on the inside, and there was a whole room like an IMAX theater that gave us a story about the constellations and what they all meant.(http://www.griffithobservatory.org/bsoplanet.html) It was very interesting, especially because I haven’t learned anything about this stuff sense High School!
Again, not very good photos, and there aren’t too many, but it was a fun experience and I encourage you all to look up the website online, there’s so much more to learn! http://www.griffithobs.org/
Nancy and Wes 🙂
I thought this was amusing HAHA
“The gently swaying Foucault Pendulum in the W.M. Keck Foundation Central Rotunda has long been a visitor favorite since the building opened in 1935. One of the largest such devices in the world, the fully restored pendulum is actually an elegant scientific instrument which demonstrates the Earth’s rotation.
The 240-pound brass ball, suspended by a cable 40 feet long, swings in a constant direction while the Earth turns beneath it. The pendulum is mounted to a bearing in the rotunda ceiling that does not turn with the building as it rotates with the Earth. A ring magnet at the bearing gives a little tug on each swing of the pendulum to keep the pendulum in motion. As the day passes, the pendulum knocks over pegs set up in the pendulum pit and indicates the progress of rotation.”
It was explained that some of the building was inspired by Greek style architecture, which you can clearly see in some of the shots I’ve posted, especially in the photo below 🙂