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“Hearing” Satellites via NASA’s Spiral Shell

“Hearing” Satellites via NASA’s Spiral Shell

David Delgado, one of the visual strategists at NASA’s JPL, reminds us of the all the times we picked up a shell and put it to our ear and “heard” the sound of the ocean. This is one of the reasons he and fellow creator Dan Goods—along with the New York design firm StudioKCA—chose the […]

Light Through the Apertures

Light Through the Apertures

    Light Through the Apertures Want to enjoy your travel?… pack little of your belongings Want to enjoy life?… keep to a minimum your yearnings We foolishly think that the foothold of earth is quite strong Haven’t we ever experienced slipping on a marble floor? Don’t take this mortal life so seriously… dear partner […]

JPL Open House 2015

JPL Open House 2015

Did you know that the Jet Propulsion Lab has a life-size model of the Mars Science Laboratory? Not only that, they have a machine shop where robotic spacecraft parts are built and a Microdevices Lab where scientists and engineers use tiny technology to build miniature furniture for dollhouses. Wait, scratch that. They actually use tiny […]

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Wonderful Water: A Neighborhood Fest

Once upon a time… It all began with butterflies. The Butterfly Fair, in fact. “Then we went underground for the Wiggly Worm Fair.” Now, The Farmer’s Yard, Northwest Pasadena Community Gardeners, and the Trailer Trash Project presents “Wonderful Water” on November 15th. Appropriately for a day of water appreciation, everyone is welcome to come and “enjoy […]

It’s a Space Fest

It’s a Space Fest

Some folks may know that Edgar Mitchell was a member of Apollo 14 in 1971 and was the sixth man to walk on the moon. Perhaps not as many know that he also is interested in “human paranormal potential” and “conducted ESP experiments with an earthbound colleague during downtime en route to the moon.” Eileen […]

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

A wife screams through the phone, “If you hang up on me, I’m going to kill myself.” The husband does not hang up, but a severe storm cuts the phone lines. The husband tells a friend, “I think my wife just committed suicide.” Such is the one of many story lines in the life of […]

Tempest in the Garden

Tempest in the Garden

“It’s a dark and stormy night.” So Shakespeare’s The Tempest begins—not with those exact words, of course, but with a storm conjured by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, setting this tale in motion. A more appropriate quote may be from the play itself, with its shipwreck victims, a strange plot, and a mischievous spirit—”Misery […]

Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Tuesday night is Free Family Night at Kidspace Museum and on July 2nd, classical Chinese acrobats will perform—definitely an experience to make the little ones’ eyes grow wide with amazement. Can someone actually bend like a pretzel? Summer camp at Kidspace begins on Monday, July 15th with week-long names like Wacky Kitchen Science, Water Water […]

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s 127th birthday party has a theme: bridges. Besides celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city’s notable landmark, the Colorado Street Bridge, the day will highlight all the bridges we drive over, as well as the bridges we forge in our lives, within our community, and around the world. On the grounds of the Pasadena […]

The Rose

The Rose

This comes straight from NASA: The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per […]

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