1. Attend JPL Open House. Information and directions
. I will be in
the Solar System exhibit, located in Building 303, way down Mariner
Road. But our exhibit will be inside, where it is nice and cool. :-)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will welcome
members of the public to its Open House on Saturday, May 3, and
Sunday, May 4. Children will be able to participate in many hands-on
JPL's Open House begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on both days.
JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, Calif. Parking is
Please note that all vehicles entering NASA/JPL property are subject
to inspection. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes -- no buses
will be provided from JPL parking lots to the lab. JPL will provide
vans for mobility-challenged guests.
Please note that the following items are banned from entering
NASA/JPL property: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous
instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates
including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. No bags, backpacks or
ice chests are allowed, except small purses and diaper bags.
2. Attend Joshua Tree's Turtle Days Festival Saturday May 3:
Saturday May 3rd is the Turtle Days Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. There will be food, drinks,
pet parade and much more!
3. Attend the Andromeda Society's monthly Star Party in Joshua Tree
National Park (after the Turtle Festival)
May 3, 8:00 PM Star Party at Hidden Valley Picnic Area, Joshua Tree
National Park. Next one is May 31 same place 8:15 starting time.
We'd probably be there except I am working at JPL Open House all
4. Thank a firefighter! Here's one way to donate:
or ask at City Hall
City of Sierra Madre
232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Next weekend will be our sidewalk astronomy weekend - Friday in
Pasadena and Saturday in Monrovia. Information for May is on our
website now. Check it out! Jane and Mojo
Jane Houston Jones
Senior Outreach Specialist, Cassini Program
JPL - 4800 Oak Grove Drive, MS 230-205
Pasadena, CA 91109 818-393-6435
Cassini SOC http://soc.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
What's Up? http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/amateurastronomy/index.html