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Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 16X Ready to Roll in Pasadena

Image Courtesy SCALE 16X The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo, the first-of-the-year Linux and Open Source Software expo worldwide, is slated for March 8-11 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The expo, known more commonly in tech circles as SCALE 16X, has grown tremendously in the last few years, and it serves as a starting point for much of the development progress made throughout the…

The Caltech Orchestra Presents All-Russian Program on March 10, March 11 in Ramo Auditorium

Click to enlarge The Caltech Orchestra, under the direction of Allen Robert Gross, will present an All-Russian program in Ramo Auditorium on March 10 at 7:30 pm and March 11 at 3:30 pm. Featured soloist…

New Exhibition Will Dream the Universe, Explore the Intersection of Science, Fiction, and Southern California

Delve into the worlds of science fiction in a multifaceted new exhibition this spring and summer at Pasadena Museum of History. Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California explores how the…

Rose Bowl Wins Historic Preservation Award

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium has been named one of nine recipients of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s 37th Annual Preservation Awards, which recognize achievement in the field of historic preservation. This year’s projects reflect a wide…

Rover Mission Now Being Built at JPL will Carry Home a Piece of Mars on 2020 Mission

Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite scientists have determined came from Mars. One of two slices will be used for testing a laser instrument for NASA's Mars 2020…

Friday, February 23

The Norton Simon Museum Presents the Film Series ‘An Invitation to Dance’

From Top Clockwise: Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), An American in Paris (1951) In celebration of the many dancers…

Friday, February 23

Emily d’Araujo – Works on Paper Opens at SPARC

Emily de Araújo, Eclectic Punch, 2017 – Punched paper, stickers, acrylic gloss medium, and colored pencil. Courtesy of the artist The South Pasadena Arts Council…

Friday, February 23

Clazzical Notes Presents “Triumph of the Human Spirit: Music and the African-American Experience” in Honor of Black History Month

“The music of hope is everywhere,” writer Christine Knight claims. And Clazzical Notes’ upcoming performance in honor of Black History month – “Triumph of the…

Sunday, February 25

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents an Author Panel on Romance, Love & Lust: Is it All The Same in YA Lit?

L-R: Lauren Miller, Brandy Colbert, Iva-Marie Palmer and Moderator Cat Jordan. On Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m., in keeping with February’s theme of love,…

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Can Science Fiction Predict the Future?

Caltech Planetary Sciences graduate student Harriet Brettle Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship U.S.S. Enterprise crouches behind a boulder as a drooling alien fires killer laser beams at him. Kirk turns to the camera to callto his ship to beam him up. He pulls out a communicator… or is it a flip cell phone? Science fiction writers have predicted future outcomes very well over the years, much the way Stark Trek writers in the 1960’s portrayed “communicators” that looked and functioned like flip cell phones and clipboards that looked and worked like I-pads. Caltech Planetary Sciences graduate student Harriet…

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