March 22nd, 2009

MarsRover

Seeking speculative poetry inspiration?

For those in the Los Angeles area, there are two events in Pasadena which might inspire the speculative poetry muse....

First, today there's a lecture at the Pasadena Museum of California Art on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It starts at 3 p.m. The museum is next door to the Pacific Asia Museum parking lot on Union Street.

This lecture is tied into the exhibit they have called Eye in the Sky: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which runs through April 12th. They also have another interesting exhibit also running through April 12th called Data + Art: Science and Art in the Age of Information.

Then, starting tomorrow at The Huntington is the first in series of Carnegie Astronomy Lectures "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Nearby Universe" with astronomer Josh Simon. It's free, no reservations are required, and will take place in the Friends Hall. For those unfamiliar with the Huntington, as you enter the gift shop is on the right of the entrance booth and the Friends Hall is on the left. Pre-lecture refreshments will be available at 7 p.m. The other dates are April 6, 20, and May 4.