Greeting
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Officially open

Greeting
L.A. City councilman Tom LaBonge greets the first busload of visitors to the newly renovated Griffith Observatory on Friday. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Silhouette
Silhouetted against a lunar model is Redmond Hayes of Glendale, one of the first visitors. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Millions
A visitor views the 20-by-152-foot photo mural of a million stars and galaxies. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
On Venus
Valencia residents Paul Xu and son Jeffery 7, marvel at their weight on the planet Venus. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Eyeing stars
Standing among scale models of the planets, Fidel Perez, right, of Bell, peers through a viewing scope at a 20-by-152-foot photo mural of a million stars and galaxies. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Planetary weight
Standing under a scale model of Saturn, Elena Perez of Temple City stands on a platform that measures her weight on the planet Uranus. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Telescoping
A man looks at the moon through the telescope in the Griffith Observatory. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images)
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