Comet Lulin takes around 15 million years to complete a single orbit; this week is the first and only time in your life to see it as it makes its closest approach to Earth and reaches its maximum brightness.
Griffith Observatory’s telescopes target the comet every clear evening through the end of the month. Telescope viewing begins at 7 p.m. In addition, Griffith Observatory’s new planetarium program, First Light: The Telescope Changed Everything, shows Comet Lulin in the night sky in evening performances at 7:45 p.m. in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. on weekdays and at 6 p.m. on weekends. Griffith Observatory, Tues.–Fri. noon–10 p.m.; Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Free; donations accepted. 2800 E. Observatory Road, L.A., 213.473.0800 Map U23
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