Pasadena celebrates Astronomy
Thursday night in Pasadena will be all about astronomy as the Pasadena Convention Center hosts “An Evening Exploring the Solar System and Beyond.”
The event, scheduled to run from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. is an open invitation to the public to join over 1,000 space scientists for an evening of science, art and stargazing. The events are free and open to the public. AS many as 2,000 residents are expected to attend and RSVPs are suggested.
Public lectures will be given by Dr. Alan Stern, the principal investigator on NASA’s New Horizon mission to Pluto and Dr Giovanna Tinoetti, University College London and Royal Society Research Fellow.
Stern and his team will be given the Cosmos Award by Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society.
Tinetti’s lecture will focus on planets in our galaxy. She is a winner of the Institute of Physics Moseley Medal in 2011 for pioneering the use of infrared spectroscopy for exoplanet atmospheric composition.
Stargazing will take place from 8:30 to 11 p.m.
The event is part of Pasadena Astronomy Week.