Calendar of General Space Events

Wednesday, January 27, 8:00 pm.

The Science Behind The Expanse

Series:Special Event
Ramo Auditorium – Donald E. Baxter, M.D., Hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Join Caltech and JPL researchers in a discussion with the actors, writers, and producers of Syfy’s hit show The Expanse as they explore the real science behind the TV series that imagines a future where humanity has colonized the solar system.
Light refreshments will be served immediately after the event.
The event is open to the public, but free tickets are required. Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
Please contact the Caltech Ticket Office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (626) 395-4652 or visiting 101 Winnett Center.


Friday, February 3, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

All Space Considered

Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, Griffith Observatory

For more information click here. http://griffithobservatory.org/asc/all_space.html


Friday, February 3

7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Go at Throttle Up​ – The Loss of Challenger

John Drescher Planetarium
Santa Monica College
Drescher Hall Room 223

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the show 20 minutes prior to showtime, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; 8 a.m. to 12 noon Mon-Wed). Shows (except selected guest lectures) are held in the John Drescher Planetarium, located on SMC’s Main Campus in Drescher Hall Room 223.

Click here for directions.

Admission to a single show or lecture is $6 ($5 for seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under). For the double-bill price of $11 ($9 seniors and children), you can enjoy both the Night Sky Show and the evening’s scheduled Feature Show or Guest Lecture.

Please Note: ALL 8:00 PM feature programs are preceded by the 7 PM “Night Sky” program described above. If you wish to see the constellations and sky motions, you want the 7:00 PM Night Sky show. All programs are subject to change in the event of an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.
For more information contact the SMC Events Office at: (310) 434-3005 or email: events [at] smc [dot] edu.


Saturday, February 4, 2:00 pm – 9:45 pm.

Los Angeles Astronomical Society Star Party

Free public star parties are held monthly at Griffith Observatory from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. with the assistance of volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, the Los Angeles Sidewalk Astronomers, and The Planetary Society. They are a chance for the whole family to look at the Sun, Moon, visible planets and other objects, to try out a variety of telescopes, and to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers about the sky and their equipment.

http://www.griffithobservatory.org/programs/publictelescopes.html

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-473-0800

For directions and parking, visit http://www.griffithobservatory.org/visiting/directions.html


Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10, 7:00 pm.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series.
In Hot Water: Glacier Change and Sea Level Rise

Speaker:
Alex S. Gardner, Earth Scientist, JPL

Thursday, February 9: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA

Friday, February 10: The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA

(Lecture webcast — http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=2)

For further information, visit

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=2


Friday, February 17

7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: The Little Rover That Did – Opportunity’s 13 years on Mars

John Drescher Planetarium
Santa Monica College
Drescher Hall Room 223

Tickets may be purchased at the door on the evening of the show 20 minutes prior to showtime, or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; 8 a.m. to 12 noon Mon-Wed). Shows (except selected guest lectures) are held in the John Drescher Planetarium, located on SMC’s Main Campus in Drescher Hall Room 223.

Click here for directions.

Admission to a single show or lecture is $6 ($5 for seniors age 60+ and children age 12 and under). For the double-bill price of $11 ($9 seniors and children), you can enjoy both the Night Sky Show and the evening’s scheduled Feature Show or Guest Lecture.

Please Note: ALL 8:00 PM feature programs are preceded by the 7 PM “Night Sky” program described above. If you wish to see the constellations and sky motions, you want the 7:00 PM Night Sky show. All programs are subject to change in the event of an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances.
For more information contact the SMC Events Office at: (310) 434-3005 or email: events [at] smc [dot] edu.


Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10, 7:00 pm.

The Cold Atom Laboratory Mission: The Coldest Spot in the Universe

Speaker:
Dr. Anita Sengupta, CAL Project Manager
Dr. Robert Thompson, CAL Project Scientist

Thursday, March 9: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA

Friday, March 10: The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA

(Lecture webcast — http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=3)

For further information, visit

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=3


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