Used in the exhibit "Over Our Heads: Los Angeles Goes From Stargazing to Moon Landing" The Astronomers Monument is a large outdoor concrete sculpture on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory that pays homage to six of the greatest astronomers: Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Herschel. Artist Archibald Garner designed the sculpture commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). Garner worked with five other artists (each responsible for sculpting one astronomer) including George Stanley responsible for the "Oscar" statuette. The monument was dedicated November 25, 1934, six months before the Observatory opened. Two women are shown at the base of the Astronomers Monument, located on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory. Around the monument, designed by Archibald Garner, are the likenesses of 6 astronomers-- Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Herschel. In the background, the 'Hollywoodland' sign is visible. Similar to image 00010291.
Griffith Observatory Women--California--Los Angeles Observatories--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Mountains--California, Southern Garner, Archibald Newell, Gordon(Blair Gordon) Stanley, George Burnham, Roger Noble,1876-1962 Foerester, Arnold Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.) Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)