Calendar of General Space Events

Friday, August 11

7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Solar System Exploration Review

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, August 24 and 25, 7:00 pm.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series.
40 Years in Space: Voyager’s Remarkable Journey Continues

Speaker:
Alan Cummings, Senior Research Scientist at Caltech and Voyager team member since 1973

Thursday, August 24: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA

Friday, August 25: 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=8)

For further information, visit

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=8


Saturday, August 26, 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


Friday, September 8

7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Solar System Exploration Review

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, September 16, 1 pm – 5 pm

Sixth Annual NASA-JPL Mars Rover & Cassini Updates and Los Angeles/Orange County Society Expo

Northrop-Grumman “S-Cafe” Redondo Beach, CA (just off the 405) (South of Marine Ave @ Simon Ramo Drive (@ Dead End))

COST: FREE Parking & Admission

GUEST SPEAKER:
Charles Baker, NASA-JPL Curiosity Mission Engineer

Amazing Curiosity Engineering & Science Results & Data To-Date
Curiosity Landing Site Scale Model, Hardware & Mock-ups

FREE Bottled Water & Healthy Snacks

Exhibit Tables from Several LA & OC Professional Societies
(Planetary Society, IEEE, INCOSE, AIAA, SWE, IET, AFCEA, OCVitalLink, FSEA, IET, SAE, OSSC & SWE, among others!)
Closing Q&A & FREE Raffle (“Space-Related”) Prizes!

RSVP to: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45697
Questions: Fred Lawler, 714-369-9516, fredlawler [at] hotmail [dot] com
This is also an LA/OC-Area-Wide Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Outreach, so junior high, high school and college students are most welcome!!!


October 7-8. OuteRimCon: Exploring the Imagination of Science

Presented by the Aerospace Legacy Foundation


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