At a time when women astronomers were few and most often relegated to working as assistants, Henrietta Swan Leavitt provided the key to solving one of the most significant celestial uncertainties of her time.
Located at 5,715 feet above sea level, Mt. Wilson Observatory is one of the oldest and most historic gateways to space that’s been treasured by professional and amateur stargazers alike. Here's how to get the most of your trip there.
The Milky Way, is just one of trillions of galaxies in the universe. Thanks to the Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble, and calculations provided by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, we are aware of just how vast space is around us.
Paul Revere Williams is known as an architect to the stars, one of the first African Americans who achieved stature in a racially divided profession, but he also created civic works that spoke to the legacy he wanted to leave behind.
Prohibition was a dark chapter in Los Angeles history. But thankfully, the city was never really dry. Some L.A. landmarks that didn’t just survive Prohibition –– they thrived, running wetter than ever.
Toyo Miyatake's photographs provide an intimate window into the world of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in its darkest times in Manzanar and through its most joyous occasions. Learn about the man behind the lens.
A photographer excavates the almost-forgotten stories of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. His photographs and oral histories are an attempt to keep the painful, but important memories of that troubled past alive.