Calendar of General Space Events

Friday, June 29.
7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: The Parker Solar Probe: Touching the Sun

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 show descriptions, click here: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/Planetarium/Pages/public_shows.aspx
Click here for directions: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/Planetarium/Pages/directions.aspx

For more information contact the SMC Events Office at: (310) 434-3005 or email: events [at] smc [dot] edu.


Saturday, June 30, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
AIAA LA-LV Mini-Conference Series: Planetary Defense & Asteroid Exploration Mini-Conference 2018
With featured presentations and panel discussions by

Dr. Nahum Melamed, Project Leader, Aerospace Corporation
(Planetary Defense & Asteroid Exploration / International Asteroid Day Introduction)
(NEO Deflection App)

Dr. Niraj Inamdar, Associate Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation
(The Story of Our Solar System as Told By Asteroids)

Col. Charlie Vono, USAF Retired
(Keeping Complex Systems Working for Decades)

Dr. James Horkovich, Director, Directed Energy Program, Schafer Corporation
(The Promise and Reality of Directed Energy for Defense)

Philip Groves, “Asteroid Impact” IMAX Producer & Writer, Apophis Pictures, LLC
(Planetary Defense Education Through Media)

Prof. Madhu Thangavelu, Director, Lecturer, and Faculty Member, University of Southern California/International Space University
(Planetary Defense Systems)

For the speaker biographies and topics, and to register, visit
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efexkaff5f158a55&llr=p9tbt6cab

Redondo Beach Public Library (2nd Fl. Meeting Rm.)
303 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

$35 AIAA Professional Member Price
$40 Non-AIAA Member -Regular Price
$25 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price
$30 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator
$20 Presentation Only -No Meal
(No Refund within 7 days of the event)


Friday, July 6, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
All Space Considered

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

For more information, click here
Directions: Click here


Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13, 7:00 pm.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series. Walking on Mars.
Primary Presenter/Speaker:
Victor Luo – Operations Lab Lead
Panel Speakers:
Alice Winter – User Experience Researcher, Parker Abercrombie – OnSight Project Lead, Abby Fraeman – MSL Scientist
Thursday, July 12: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Friday, July 13: The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Lecture webcast — http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2
For further information, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2018&month=7


Friday, July 13
7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Human Spaceflight Update

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 show descriptions, click here: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/Planetarium/Pages/public_shows.aspx
Click here for directions: http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/Planetarium/Pages/directions.aspx

For more information contact the SMC Events Office at: (310) 434-3005 or email: events [at] smc [dot] edu.


Saturday, July 14, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
AIAA LA-LV 2018 Neil’s Day & July Meeting
Sci-Fi vs Sci-Tech: Dialogues between the Two Realms
With Apollo 11/Vikings Anniversaries Celebration

Apollo 11/Vikings Anniversary Representatives

Robert L. Norcross Jr. (Chief Apollo 11 Representative)(Boeing-Retired)
Aerospace Professional, Former Apollo and Space Shuttle Engineer

Gary Moir (Second Apollo 11 Representative)(TRW-Retired)
Aerospace Professional, Former Apollo and Vikings Engineer

Various speakers / panelists from Sci-Fi film production and Aerospace & Sci-Tech Industry/Academia

1st Panel: Sci-Fi
2nd Panel: Middle ground / Independent
3rd Panel: Sci-Tech

Rod Pyle (Space Author) (Moderator)
Rick Sternbach (IAAA, Star Trek, etc.) (Space & Sci-Fi Artist, Emmy / Hugo Award Winner)
Harriet Brettle (Planetary Sciences graduate student, CalTech / Strategic Partnerships Team coordinator, Space Generation Advisory Council)
Aldo Spadoni (Northrop Grumman – Retired, IAAA) (Moderator)
Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (USC) (Moderator)
Dr. Rostislav Spektor (Aerospace Corp.) (Conventional & Electric Propulsion)
Allan Grosvenor (Masten Space Systems) (BSG/Viper, Aerodynamics)

Redondo Beach Public Library (2nd Fl. Meeting Rm.)
303 N Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

For more information and to register, click here


Saturday, July 21, 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


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