Ask Chris: Does L.A. Have a Space Club with Its Own Observatory?

Our in-house historian has the answer
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Yes, and it’s out of this world. In 1926, 30 astronomy lovers founded the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, and 89 years later some of its 500-plus members meet at the observatory in Monterey Park’s Garvey Ranch Park each Wednesday to make telescopes and chat about space. Membership costs $45 a year, but access to the observatory—which opened in the 1960s—is free.