The Planetary Society will host an open house Thursday at its new headquarters on South Grand Avenue.
Free public tours will be given from 4 to 7 p.m., and visitors will also be able to meet Bill Nye, the society’s new executive director, and his predecessor Lou Friedman, who helped found the organization 25 years ago.
“… There are two questions that trouble us all from the moment we can think: Where did we come from, and are we alone?” Nye says. “It is the answers to these two questions that is the pursuit of the Planetary Society.”
Learn more about the society’s most ambitious program yet, LightSail-1. Friedman is directing the solar-sail mission, which will use sunlight to propel a small spacecraft — one smaller than a shoebox — in Earth’s orbit. The second and third LightSail missions will reach even farther into space.
“The thing that inspires kids about space exploration — we want to make that inspire the public,” Friedman says.
Tomorrow, Aug. 5, 4-7 p.m., The Planetary Society, 85 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, (626) 793-5100, planetary.org
Even though our staff was sweating under the pressure of deadline as we put together the August-September issue of Rose Magazine, I simply couldn’t miss out on the LA Street Food Fest on July 24 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
File this Pictured entry under “Better Late Than Never,” as our photographer Sarah Reingewirtz captured these fabulous images, and I’m just now getting around to posting them here. Scroll on through, and let me know what vendor dishes were your favorites.
To find a local constituency fluent in the language of ros wines, one need look no further than a gathering of French food professionals.
And Club Culinaire, which earlier this summer put on its Picnic des Chefs to raise money for the Concern Foundation and the Hope Program at Childrens Hospital, is just such a flock.
At the fundraising soiree in Elysian Park, I met up with Lauren Sanne and Ricardo Chapa, project managers with the D.C.-based American World Services Corporation, a firm that helps international businesses — in this case, a council of Provence wineries — break into and navigate the U.S. imports market.