Periodically, I’ll just provide you with a list of events in some location or other. Once again, OASIS provides an excellent source of events to attend if you are in the Los Angeles area.
Monday, October 29, 7:30-9:00 pm. Friends of the Observatory (FOTO) Event: Death from Space. Speaker: Dr. David Jewett. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP deadline by Friday, October 26. Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tickets are $10 for current FOTO members, $25 for non-members. There are two payment options: check or credit card. We do not accept money at the door. No late seating. No refunds. For a description and to register, visit http://www.friendsoftheobservatory.com/event-registration.html If you have any questions, please call Lisa at (213) 473-0879 or e-mail her at LisaFOTO [at] gmail [dot] com. If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a new member, please contact Lisa about joining/renewing and ordering tickets at the “member price.”
Friday, November 2, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. “All Space Considered” Griffith Observatory holds this exciting FREE public program on the first Friday of every month in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. Join the Observatory’s curatorial staff as they examine and explain most-talked-about subjects in astronomy, space science, and space exploration. Seating is first come, first served. Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Visit http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pcalendar.html
Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm Autumn Sky Show. 8:30 pm TBA
Donald Bianchi Planetarium, California State University, Northridge. General admission: $6 for one show, $10 for two shows. Student admission: $4 for one show, $7 for two shows. Tickets are available at the door prior to show time. To ensure a seat, advance ticket purchase is recommended. To order tickets, call the A.S. Box Office: (818) 677-2488 (Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm). For more details, visit http://www.csun.edu/phys/department_guide/colloquia_and_planetarium/Nov-Dec-2012a.pdf
Friday, November 2. 7:00 pm Sky Show, 8:00 pm lecture: Holiday Telescope Buyer Survival Guide. John Drescher Planetarium, the southeast corner of Pico Blvd. and 17th Street, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA. Adult, per show = $6.00; “double feature” (both 7:00 & 8:00 shows) = $11.00. Children (12 years or under) & Seniors (60 years or older) = $5.00 per show; “double feature” = $9.00. Tickets go on sale at the door shortly before showtime – cash only (NO credit cards accepted at the door), however, due to limited seating, we occasionally sell out. To insure a seat it is advisable to order tickets in advance. For advance ticket sales or ticket information, phone (310) 434-3005. All shows are in the Planetarium, room 223 on the 2nd floor of Drescher Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Parking is FREE all across campus, even in staff parking areas, on Friday nights while shows are being given.
Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, 7:00 pm. Exploring New Worlds with the Dawn Mission. Speaker: Carol Raymond, Dawn Deputy Principal Investigator, JPL.
Thursday, November 8: The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL. 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
Friday, November 9: The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College. 1570 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
(Lecture webcast — http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.cfm?year=2012&month=11# at scheduled time)
For further information, phone (818) 354-0112 or visit
Friday, November 9 and 16. 7:00 pm Sky Show, 8:00 pm lecture: The Dawn of Commercial Human Space Flight. John Drescher Planetarium. For details on tickets please see the November 2 event.
Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm Autumn Sky Show. 8:30 pm The Insides of Moons and Asteroids from Measuring Gravity. Donald Bianchi Planetarium, California State University, Northridge. For details, see November 2 event.
Saturday, November 17: 2:00 pm to 9:45 pm, Los Angeles Astronomy Society, OBSERVING: Public Star Party. Griffith Observatory, 2800 East Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Visit http://www.griffithobservatory.org/pstarparties.html
And more on the OASIS site.
*Easy to attend
*See individual venues for any age restrictions
*There may be some cots involved