Calendar of General Space Events

Friday, October 20 and November 3

7:00 pm: Night Sky Show
8:00 pm: Apollo 4: When the Power Met the Dream

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, October 20, 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, October 19 and 20, 7:00 pm. 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series. Sink or Swim? Using Radar to Protect California’s Water Supply. Speaker: Cathleen E. Jones – Signals Analysis Engineer, JPL

Thursday, October 19: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Friday, October 20: 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=10
For further information, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=10


Thursday, November 16

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Los Angeles-Las Vegas November Dinner Meeting. The Voyager Program’s 40th Anniversary: Celebrating the Exploration of the Outer Solar System and Interstellar Space

with
Dr. John Casani (Voyager Project Manager)
Prof. Edward Stone (Voyager Project Scientist / former JPL Director)
Rod Pyle, Moderator (Space Author, Journalist, and Historian)

Event Location
S-Café (Building S – Cafeteria)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
*Next to the Space Park
*West of 405 Hwy, East of Pacific Coast Hwy (1), and South of 105 Hwy
*Please follow the directions & maps on the Registration (Eventbrite) website
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Presentation starts at 7:00 PM)
Ticket sales will end at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Click here to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aiaa-the-voyager-programs-40th-anniversary-aiaa-la-lv-november-dinner-meeting-tickets-36034923426
Contact events [dot] aiaalalv [at] gmail [dot] com if any questions


Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, 7:00 pm.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory von Kármán Lecture Series. Mars 2020, or There and Back Again Speaker: Ken Williford is the Deputy Project Scientist for Mars 2020 and directs the JPL Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory (abcLab).

Thursday, November 16: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Friday, November 17: 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=11
For further information, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2017&month=11


Friday-Sunday, November 24-26, 2017.

Loscon 44.

Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel; see http://loscon.org/44/


Calendar items may be sent to calendar [at] oasis-nss [dot] org. Flyers may be sent in .jpg or .pdf format.

 

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