Center of the Universe by Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada — part of our new exhibition, Collecting the Cosmos. Join us for the opening reception today at 5:30 p.m. in Doheny Library. RSVP online.

Center of the Universe by Victor Raphael and Clayton Spada — part of our new exhibition, Collecting the Cosmos. Join us for the opening reception today at 5:30 p.m. in Doheny Library. RSVP online.

Los Angeles Examiner illustration showing the path of a total eclipse that darkened Southern California skies on September 10, 1923.

Los Angeles Examiner illustration showing the path of a total eclipse that darkened Southern California skies on September 10, 1923.

Aerial view of the Mount Wilson Observatory. The astronomical observatory perched atop the San Gabriel Mountains was founded by George Ellery Hale, who was born on this day in 1868.

Aerial view of the Mount Wilson Observatory. The astronomical observatory perched atop the San Gabriel Mountains was founded by George Ellery Hale, who was born on this day in 1868.