The Griffith Observatory

Posted by Jon in HB | 8:22 AM | 1 comments »

After our day at the Ronald Reagan Library, we headed back home stopping at the newly renovated Griffith Observatory. It had been a long day for the kids and the whole astronomy thing was kinda over their heads. But two cool things came out of it. First, the new show in the planetarium was awesome. Great storytelling with wonderful visuals, a must see. Secondly, was the lunar eclipse. It was completely coincidental that Gina planned to be at the Griffith Observatory on the day of the eclipse. There were telescope geeks camped out all over the front lawn and the clouds broke for a phenomenal view of this really cool sight. Everyone said that it was going to be so cloudy that you wouldn't be able to see anything. But just as the Earth's shadow started to creep across the face of the moon the clouds pushed back, and there for all to see...

The whole time I was in the planetarium and while looking at the Big Picture, I was struck by how big it all is and how small we are. They said scientists think that 14 billion years ago the entire universe was the size of a molecular atom and then presto-change-o, poof, along came the universe. Going through my head was one of our favorite Chris Tomlin songs, Indescribable...

...From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea

Creation's revealing Your majesty

From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring

Every creature unique in the song that it sings

All exclaiming
Indescribable, uncontainable,

You placed the stars in the sky and
You know them by name.

You are amazing God

All powerful, untamable,

Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim

You are amazing God...

We actually heard this song on the way down the hill.


  1. Billy and Laurel Baker // February 25, 2008 at 5:36 PM  

    How awesome is that?! We haven't been to the Observatory for years...Tamila was 3 months old the last time we were there. Now that it's reopened we'll have to go back.