A Galactic Gala

An interesting mix of celebrities (the event skewed rather old) attended the re-opening Galactic Gala of the Griffith Observatory. Candy Spelling was in attendance along with Loni Anderson. I wonder if they exchanged pleasantries or not? Candy Spelling was not happy with how she was portrayed (by Loni Anderson) on Tori Spellings “NoTORIus”.

Stars gazed upon stars Sunday at a Galactic Gala at Griffith Observatory to honor this week’s re-opening of Los Angeles’ No. 1 landmark.

Hollywood stars, city officials and supporters of the $93 million makeover sailed across a heavenly blue carpet to hail the observatory’s Friday public launch.

“We’ve been waiting five years and are really excited to be here tonight,” said Leonard Nimoy, who played “Spock” on the epic “Star Trek” series and who has donated $1 million toward a 200-seat theater built in his name.

VIPs – from Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the Moon, to actress Angela Bassett – were awed by the observatory that shone atop Mt. Hollywood.

(Photos by Picture Perfect Agency)

More photos of the attendies (Sasha Cohen, Lucy Lawless, Marilu Henner, Angela Bassett, Shirley Jones, and others) from the Galactic Gala after the jump.

Stellar night for observatory [Press-Telegram]

Written by Lauren Burch

(Photos by Picture Perfect Agency)