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JPL’s Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called "Old Soaker" may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view spans about 3 feet (90 centimeters) left-to-right and combines three images taken by the MAHLI camera on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Scientists used NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks…

Etta Mae Mumphries… And The Rest Is History is a Laugh Riot at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Etta Mae Mumphries (aka “the Black Forrest Gump”) has charmed and rocked audiences everywhere, with her hysterical recollections and witty words of wisdom, leaving her fans “tickled pink.” Nobody tells stories like Etta Mae Mumphries.…

A Pillar of Tech Transfer at Caltech, Has Passed Away

Larry Gilbert (center, with the cap) with members of the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer in 2002. Credit: EAS Communications Office, Caltech Just over 20 years ago, Caltech was a rarity among top research institutions:…

Caltech Remembers Martin Luther King’s First Visit to Pasadena, His 1958 Visit to its Campus

Photo: Image courtesy Caltech Y The Caltech community is holding a series of events in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and particularly commemorates this year’s 59th anniversary of the slain civil rights leader’s…

JPL Managed Satellite Rolls on an (Atmospheric) River in Video Animation of Recent Storms

  A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rains, heavy snowfall and flooding to California last week is highlighted in a new movie created with satellite data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument…

Wednesday, January 18

Camerata Pacifica Rings in the New Year with Mozart and More

Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica presents its first concert of 2017 with some of the greatest works ever written for winds. Opening with an…

Thursday, January 19

Performance by Extraordinary Musicians Adam & Rotem Gilbert at South Pasadena Public Library

Adam & Rotem Gilbert. Photo courtesy USC Thornton School of Music Adam & Rotem Gilbert will present a mini-concert of Early Music for the Annual…

Saturday, January 21

Lanterman House to Present David Boule Author Talk at La Canada Flintridge Library

The Lanterman House will present an author talk by David Boule on January 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Library. The…

Saturday, January 21

Nicholas Mcgegan Brings The Best of Bach And Handel to The Pasadena Symphony for Baroque Connections

Nicholas McGegan, Conductor. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony and Pops Start your New Year off right with the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan…

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Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh, 94

Richard Marsh celebrates Linus Pauling's 85th birthday at Caltech in 1986. From left to right: Brahama Sharma, Richard Marsh, Linus Pauling, Sten O. Samson, and Linus Pauling, Jr. Credit: Caltech Archives Richard Marsh (BS ’43), senior research associate in chemistry, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94. Marsh, who went by the name Dick, was a crystallographer, and a colleague, mentor, and friend to generations of scientists. His career at Caltech started before World War II, spanned the golden age of structural chemistry led by Caltech’s Linus Pauling, and continued to flourish into…

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