The Exploring Space lecture series sponsored by the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC will feature presenter Edward C. Stone on Tuesday, April 16, at 8 pm EDT. His talk, Voyager Journey to the Edge of Interstellar Space, will be held at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater. This lecture will be available via live webcast.
National Library Week is April 14 – 20. Find out all about it online and support your local library.
Love to groove to some “spacey” tunes? Ever wonder how space exploration inspires and influences artists and muscians? Join the MyMoon webcast on May 7 at 7 pm CDT as musician Matt Sheehy from the band Lost Lander discusses his inspirations, thoughts on space exploration, the band’s own space-related experiences, and more. Lost Lander, a quartet based out of Portland, Oregon, was founded by Matt and released their first album, DRRT, in January 2012.
The Rice University Space Frontiers Lecture presented by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean on March 21 is now available online. This hour and a half talk is entitled “Reaching for Your Own Special Star.”
The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Today, in 2013, the ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical information, used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining at the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes occurring in the field of scholarly communication.
To celebrate this important event, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is hosting a colloquium on May 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT. The keynote speaker will be Professor Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair and Professor of Information Studies at UCLA, who will speak about the role of information systems in scholarly communications. The talk will be given at the Center for Astrophysics Phillips Auditorium, and will be followed by a reception. The event is open to all CfA staff as well as visitors who RSVP in advance.
Presentations from the NASA Planetary Science Subcommittee meeting held on April 4 – 5 at NASA Headquarters are now available online.