Doomsday? Griffith Observatory Staying Open Late Dec. 21

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GRIFFITH PARK, Calif. (KTLA) — Officials at the Griffith Park Observatory are confident that the world won’t end on Dec. 21 — as supposedly predicted by the Mayan calendar — and they’re staying open late to prove it.

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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