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Astronomers Find Picture of Hefty Star Before it Blew Up

This artist’s concept illustrates a possible progenitor star to supernova 2017ein—a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, located 65 million light-years away. It would have exploded as a supernova in 2017. Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Olmsted (STScI) Supernovas are the deathly explosions of massive stars. One of the ways that astronomers look…

The Pasadena-based Thirty Meter Telescope Board Endorses Design for Key Instrument

The Pasadena-based Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) has endorsed a recommendation from its Science Advisory Committee to select a more conventional slit-mask-based imaging spectrograph design for the telescope’s Wide Field Optical Spectrograph (WFOS), its…

Joint UCLA/Caltech Study Produces “Jaw-Dropping Results,” Scientists Say

Graduate student Tyler Fulton prepares samples of small molecules in a lab at Caltech. Credit: Caltech In a new study that one scientist called jaw-dropping, a joint UCLA/Caltech team has shown that it is possible…

New Zealand Pitches an Idea That Jet Propulsion Laboratory Liked

Map of the 2012 drought in the United States showing differences in water stress. Red areas indicate high water stress (drought conditions) and green areas indication low water stress (non-drought conditions). A New Zealand-based scientific…

Theatre 360′s Moana Jr Sheds Light on the Power of Theatre

The 2016 Disney animation of Moana is well known for its brave protagonist Moana, who conquers obstacles on her journey and discovers her own identity along the way. Recently, Theatre 360, an award winning children’s…

Thursday, November 15

Creative Visionaries of “The Resurrection Window” at South Pasadena Library Author Night

An Author Night illuminating the artful story about “The Resurrection Window: Vision-Creation-Mission,” a gorgeous coffee table book by David Judson, Tim Carey, and Narcissus Quagliata,…

Friday, November 16

A Noise Within 2018-2019 Season: LET ME IN Presents “A Picture of Dorian Gray”

A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Picture of Dorian Gray, based on the novella by Oscar Wilde and adapted and directed by Michael Michetti. A…

Friday, November 16

Pasadena Playhouse, USC School of Dramatic Arts Continue Partnership with Detroit ’67 and The Receptionist

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, continues their exciting partnership with the USC School of Dramatic Arts this Fall by presenting two productions for…

Saturday, November 17

Community Programming Continues at the Playhouse this Fall with 3 Exciting Productions in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre

Tickets on sale today for three plays in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre of the Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, this fall. The Los…

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Play Inspired by Pasadena’s Most Famous Band Opens in New York City Off-Broadway

Atlantic Theatre Company in New York is preparing to present a world premiere of a new play that’s inspired by Van Halen, the band that brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen formed in Pasadena and San Marino 40 years ago which became one of America’s most popular rock bands of the late 70s and 80s. The theatre company avoids using the Van Halen name throughout the play, Rolling Stone magazine reports, but it does describe the play, titled “Eddie and Dave,” as a “raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens…

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