All Space Considered at Griffith Observatory

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Friday, February 3, 2017 is the first Friday of February. It is also the monthly date for Griffith Observatory’s “All Space Considered” event, where they discuss the latest in astronomy news, and what observers can hope to see in the February sky.

The discussion begins at 7:30 PM, but make sure to leave time to find parking on a Friday night. Or leave enough time to park below by the Greek Theatre and catch the DASH Shuttle to the top for just $0.35 with your Metro TAP card.

The event is free to the public, and happens each month. Please visit their official website to see the list of guest lecturers, and updates for future events.

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Gourmet Ghosts at The Last Bookstore

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Gourmet Ghosts 2 is a book by James T. Bartlett, a Los Angeles resident who has researched the most haunted restaurants, hotels, and bars in our area. He will be giving a live discussion of his book at The Last Bookstore on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM with a book signing after.

Check out the Facebook event page for more information. Also, the The Last Bookstore’s website lists more future free events.

Griffith Observatory: All Mars Considered

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Griffith Observatory is hosting a free panel discussion about our planetary neighbor Mars, and the challenges of starting a human colony there. The event is Friday, October 28, 2016 and starts at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, so it is advised to arrive early to get a seat.

The panelists for this discussion will be Leonard David, author of MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet, Rob Manning, JPL Engineering and Science Directorate Chief Engineer, Andre Bormanis, Co-Executive Producer of MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet, and Dr. Laura Danly, Griffith Observatory Curator, hosting.

Anyone unable to attend in person can watch via the Internet on this Livestream channel. Visit the event page for more information.

South Bay – Shark Lecture

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach presents guest speaker, Dr. Andy Nosal, to discuss the Leopard shark on Tuesday, August 9th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

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Every summer, hundreds of harmless leopard sharks gather in shallow water off La Jolla Shores Beach. These local legends have awed swimmers, snorkelers, and kayakers for decades, but no one knew why they gathered at this particular spot.

Tickets are $5 for the public to attend in person, or there is a free live stream available.

More information here.