Experts Reassure End of the World Prediction is a Myth

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GRIFFITH PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — The Griffith Park Observatory was getting ready on Thursday night to stay open late on Friday to prove that the world won’t end on Dec. 21 — as supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar.

The observatory normally closes at 10 p.m., but it will remain open an extra 121 minutes — past midnight — to demonstrate that the end of the world claims have no basis in fact.

There will be extra shows offered at the observatory’s Samuel Oschin Planetarium at 9:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.

A large number of visitors are expected, so get there early. For safety reasons, Griffith Park access roads will close as soon as the parking lot is full, no later than 10 p.m.

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