Calendar of General Space Events

February 21 at 4:30 pm – March 1 at 7:30 pm.
Theater Arts Caltech: Bradbury 100

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ray Bradbury’s birth, Caltech Theater celebrates the prolific science fiction writer by producing a series of his one-acts and adapted stories.

Friday & Saturday, February 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m.

All Summer in a Day. directed by Aditi Seetharaman
Marionettes, Inc., directed by Barbie Insua
The Martian Chronicles, directed by Brian White

Friday & Saturday, February 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

The Flying Machine (in Mandarin w/English subtitles), directed by Miranda Stewart
A Sound of Thunder, directed by Doug Smith
The Martian Chronicles, directed by Brian White

The creative team of Bradbury 100 is drawn from Caltech undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, Caltech community and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), to celebrate the legacy of Bradbury and his connection with Caltech that began over fifty years ago.

Five different directors including JPL’s Barbie Insua (Marionettes, Inc.) and Brian White (The Martian Chronicles); Caltech’s former science editor Doug Smith (The Sound of Thunder) with Miranda Stewart (The Flying Machine in Mandarin with English subtitles), a Caltech undergraduate who went on to a theater directing career, and Caltech undergrad freshman Aditi Seetharaman (All Summer in a Day).

On Friday night of the second weekend (2/28/20) H/SS Professor Chip Sebens will discuss Bradbury’s science fiction and the paradoxes of time travel and on Saturday night (2/29/20) one of Ray’s daughters Ramona Bradbury and her two daughters Claire and Julia Handleman will make appearances on stage to share personal stories of their father and grandfather.

Parking is free.

$20 general public; $10 seniors & Caltech community; $5 students

Tickets are available at the door or by phone at 626-395-4652.

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

JPL Film Screening: Mission to Mars

Beckman Auditorium, Caltech

For more information about the program, click here

For information on seating, directions and parking, click here

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Moon Watch with the Sidewalk Astronomers
Silver Lake Branch Library
2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film, Panel, & Stargazing

Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium

“Cosmos: Possible Worlds” Advanced Screening

For more information click here

Saturday, February 29, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

OuteRimCon – the MiniCon – Exploring the Imagination of Science!

Click above for more details.

Saturday, February 29, 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.

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

For directions and parking, visit

Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, 7:00 pm.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series. 

The Search for Life: Exploring Ocean Worlds
Dr. Morgan Cable, Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds, JPL

Thursday, March 5: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Friday, March 6: The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
Lecture webcast —
For further information, and for links to the streaming webcast, visit

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

Griffith Observatory
2800 East Observatory Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

For more information, click here
Directions: Click here

Wednesday, March 11th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JPL Film Screening: Landing on Mars

Beckman Auditorium, Caltech

For more information and for tickets, click here

April 5, 6, and 8.

Apollo 13: Special Screening in honor of the film’s 25th Anniversary

Click here for tickets

Saturday, April 11, 6:00 pm to midnight.

Yuri’s Night Los Angeles

Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion

California Science Center


Click here for more information and to buy tickets

6pm – Meet our ambassadors, attend an underwater Q&A with Rod Roddenberry, and pet space rocks and hardware.
7pm – Our space odyssey begins, in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion, underneath the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

May 28-31, 2020

International Space Development Conference 2020

See main page for announcement

July 9-12, 2020.

Spacefest XI 2020

JW Marriott Starrpass Resort, Tucson, AZ

Click here for more information (astronaut guests, speakers, ticket package descriptions) 

From this link: Spacefest is an annual gathering of NASA Apollo, Gemini, and shuttle astronauts, space historians, astronomical and scientific guest speakers, authors, astronomers, spacey vendors, phenomenal STEM/STEAM events, an IAAA space art show, and all the fandom included! There are paid events and many free events for the whole family to enjoy! Our goal is to reach out to those who “like space, but just don’t know it yet!”

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