Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, 2011 Time: 9am-5pm both days Admission and parking are free
This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about how spacecraft are sent to other planets, how scientists utilize space technologies to explore Earth and how researchers are searching for planets beyond the solar system.
The Open House is a fun and educational experience for children too, with special hands-on activities designed for kids. Admission and parking are free.
The following items are not permitted at this NASA/JPL Event: weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, segways, and all types of skates including skateboards. No bags, backpacks or ice chests are allowed, with the exception of small purses and diaper bags.
Your entry on NASA/JPL property constitutes your agreement that you, your vehicles and your personal belongings are subject to inspection.
JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive in Pasadena, off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway at the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit. Parking is available near the Oak Grove main gate and the eastern boundary of JPL, accessible from Windsor Avenue via the Arroyo Boulevard exit off the 210 Freeway.
Bathers, is Henderson's newest group of hyper-real sociological oil paintings derived from found web images, focusing on a particular cultural experience - in this case, the 'summer retreat'. Her paintings are based on vacation photos and snapshots of Americans engaged in the long-standing, class-specific summer ritual of departing the city and suburbs for shore and lake houses during the summer season. The images explore the contradictory nature of these escapes - both their sensory pleasures and their accompanying feelings of isolation, dislocation and wistfulness.
Tennis Hall-of-Famer, Stan Smith signed this shoe for me in 2003, or thereabouts. I know it'll sound weird, but I often look at it for inspiration. When I met the legend, he rocked a really great smile and was kind. Of all the pro-athletes, I've had the great opportunity to meet, he's the classiest. Yeah, Stan's my man.
With warm weather around the corner, someone's going to ask that you pick up chips and salsa at least a couple of times this summer. So when given the opportunity, please consider purchasing Homeboy Industries' tortilla chips and salsa (located in the deli section), now available at Ralphs stores in Southern California.
Founded in 1988 by Father Greg Boyle, the inspirational organization has changed the lives of many who once believed they were without a future. What is Homeboy Industries?
Homeboy Industries assists at-risk, formerly gang-involved youth and the recently incarcerated to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Our free programs - including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training, and placement - enable young men and women to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures.
If you do not live in SoCal but would like to help, consider donating to the non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.