Any of you worried about 12/21/12 because it’s the supposed “end of the world”?
We hope not, but in any case, the Griffith Observatory will be here to allay your fears.
The observatory has announced that it “will attempt to dispel misguided concerns regarding the ‘End of the World’ by staying open late the evening of Friday, December 21, 2012, until one minute after midnight.”
If it’s still around, of course.
“The Observatory normally closes at 10:00 p.m. but will remain open an added 121 minutes to demonstrate that claims regarding the Maya calendar, planetary alignments, rogue planets, galactic beams, and other related phenomena have no basis in fact,” the announcement continues. “For years, public anxiety regarding the ‘end of the world’ on December 21, 2012, has been stoked by irresponsible reports online and in the media” - -not us, of course -- and “the Observatory, NASA, and others receive daily inquiries from anxious people asking if the “predictions” of doom are correct. The Observatory’s newest planetarium show, 'Time’s Up,' addresses these concerns as part of discussing the fundamental nature of time ('Time’s Up' will show all day December 21).”
Extra showings of "Time's Up" at the planetarium on Dec. 21 will be at 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.