Astronomy Week coming to Pasadena
Astronomy week is coming to Pasadena Oct. 16-22
The series of public events, open houses, lectures and other event will celebrate Pasadena’s history as the world’s “City of Astronomy.”
“We have an unprecedented level of astronomy efforts and space science organizations here that have been woven into the fabric of our Pasadena community for decades,” Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek said. “Astronomy Week brings them together for the first time to show our community, and the world, that Pasadena is the center of the universe for more than the Rose Parade.”
The event will culminate with the Pasadena Astronomy Festival from 2-8 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street.
Astronomy Week participants include Caltech, www.caltech.edu; Carnegie Observatories, www.obs.carnegiescience.edu; Giant Magellan Telescope, www.gmto.org; IPAC, www.ipac.caltech.edu; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, www.jpl.nasa.gov; Mt. Wilson Observatory, www.mtwilson.edu; The Planetary Society, www.planetary.org and Thirty Meter Telescope, www.tmt.org. These world-renowned institutions are collaborating together for the first time to promote greater public awareness about Pasadena’s storied history in the field of astronomy.
City of Astronomy events and activities will be posted at www.cityofastronomy.org. #cityofastronomy