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NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on September 21, 2014, MAVEN’s winding journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey…

The Pasadena Educational Foundation Presents Two Concerts Supporting Music Education

The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is excited to announce that Brian and Nikki from Silversun Pickups will perform a special acoustic show at the inaugural ROCK 4 PEF benefit music festival beginning at 4:00 p.m.…

Linda Perry/Top Artists Unveil Pasadena’s New Los Angeles College of Music First Ever ‘Sound Off’ Event

Mark everyone’s calendars for a special free event at Los Angeles College of Music on October 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open to musicians, music professionals and aficionados of every level, Sound Off…

California Art League’s Gold Medal Exhibit “All That Glitters”

Dazzling Duo by Knell (l), Soiree by G. Linden (r). Photo courtesy California Art League The California Art League is excited to announce its Gold Medal Exhibit All That Glitters, featuring original works of art…

Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

Artist concept of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres during an upcoming flyby. Image credit: NASA/JPL The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on…

Thursday, September 18

Six Art Workshops for Writers, Painters, Sculptors in One Week

Whether you’re into writing, painting or making ceramics, you can choose from six different art workshops that will be held at the Huntington Library, Art…

Thursday, September 18

Today: Contemporary Poets Pay Tribute to Three 20th Century Writers

Three contemporary artists will give tribute to the work and lives of three 20th century women poets during a forum at the Pasadena Central Library…

Thursday, September 18

Today: Crowell Public Library Presents ‘The Girls in the Band’

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low-cut gowns and short shorts. They kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers… and they did…

Thursday, September 18

South Pasadena Library Pays Tribute to “Byrd Who Flew Alone”

The South Pasadena Public Library will play tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Gene Clark of the 1960s band the Byrds through live music, as well as…

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Caltech Professor Discusses Potential for Quantum Physics to Reduce Power Consumption

We have all encountered the three classical states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. But what is a quantum state of matter, where do we find it, and what is it good for? David Hsieh, assistant professor of physics at Caltech, will discuss the quantum states of matter in crystals at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium on Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 p.m. Hsieh will explore the behavior of electrons in crystals, focusing on how the interactions between these electrons and their crystalline host can generate a large variety of unusual states of matter that exhibit macroscopic quantum properties. He will focus on…

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