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A Starry Reopening

Bill Radke

Karen Fritsche

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The Griffith Observatory reopens this weekend, after a five-year renovation. The Los Angeles observatory sits atop a large peak in Griffith Park. From its perch, visitors can gaze up (and down) at the stars. Bill talks about the grand reopening with Dr. Ed Krupp, the astronomer and director of the Observatory since 1974.


Three thousand miles away, on the east coast, another domed building is trying to shed light on the universe's biggest questions. Baltimore's Basilica reopens this weekend after a $32-million renovation. We talked with architect Steve Reilly about restoring America's oldest cathedral to its original glory.

audio icon Steve Reilly, who helped with the historic preservation of the Baltimore Basilica, describes entering the site (Real, 0:55)

audio icon Reilly talks about the construction of the Baltimore Basilica (Real, 0:59)

audio icon Reilly explains the forces behind the renovation: architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Bishop John Carroll (Real, 1:11)


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