Take an Up Close Look at Caltech’s Role in the Apollo Program

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Take an Up Close Look at Caltech’s Role in the Apollo Program By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 3:46 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Apollo 11’s historic “giant leap” into history would not have been capable without some jet propulsion from a certain Pasadena-based laboratory, and Caltech’s Theodore von Kármán lecture series will consider that matter at a July 17 talk by academic luminaries.The von Kármán lecture series is named after the founder of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and its next edition will discuss the significant role JPL played in the Apollo space program.The Apollo program’s conquering of the moon took a decade of intense preparation to accomplish. It required a huge Earth-bound support system.JPL’s role in the program entailed robotic precursor missions – unmanned remote controlled spacecraft that probed the lunar environment – and management of the Deep Space Network, which relayed television transmissions and provided backup communications capability.In the meantime, Caltech – which operates JPL for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – established a laboratory in the mid-1960s to develop techniques that needed for analyzing lunar samples. Once Apollo 11’s trove of Moon rocks were on the ground, Caltech researchers raced to contribute to the first stunning scientific results NASA shared with the world.Friday’s event will focus on understanding Caltech’s and JPL’s supporting role in one of humanity’s greatest achievements.Hosted by Preston Dyches, the event will feature Blaine Baggett, a JPL Fellow and Emmy award-winning producer; Arden Albee, Caltech Professor Emeritus of Geology and Planetary Science; and John Casani, a JPL veteran engineer of the Ranger and Surveyor robotic missions era.The von Kármán Lecture Series, presented by JPL’s Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program’s missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community.This is a free event and no tickets or reservations are required.The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and runs through to 8:30 p.m. at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.For more information, call (626) 395-4652 or visit https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2019&month=7. HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newscenter_img Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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GOSHH continue to provide free testing ahead of World Aids Day

first_imgPrint Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Background photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.comTHE theme of World AIDS Day 2020 is ‘Global solidarity, shared responsibility’.HIV was recognised as a global pandemic in the 1980s and has continued to impact the lives of those living with and affected by it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Covid-19 pandemic has seen people living with HIV facing additional challenges,  increasing the vulnerability of this marginalised group. GOSHH, based in Limerick City but covering the Mid-West, is currently promoting community based rapid HIV testing as part of the Know Now campaign.On World AIDS Day – Tuesday December 1 – GOSHH will continue to provide free rapid testing as well as information on HIV services at their offices in Davis Street, Limerick. Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostWorld AIDS Day Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash LimerickNewsGOSHH continue to provide free testing ahead of World Aids DayBy Staff Reporter – November 26, 2020 121 center_img Previous article#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’Next articleA number of break-ins in Limerick City and County Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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The production ecology of benthic plants in Some Antarctic lakes: II. Laboratory physiology studies

first_img1) Laboratory experiments were carried out on the photosynthetic physiology of two algal communities and two species of aquatic moss from lakes on Signy Island (Antarctica). (2) Net rate of oxygen production by algal `felts’ was measured at very low irradiance (up to 1.5 W m-2) at 2⚬ C. A community based on the blue-green algae Tolypothrix and Plectonema (Sombre Lake) had a light compensation point of 0.17 W m-2, with maximum net rate of oxygen production per unit ash-free dry weight of c. 0.6 μg mg-1 h-1, and a high and variable rate of oxygen uptake in the dark (respiration), mean value 0.41 μg mg-1 mg-1. A second community, in which Phormidium spp. predominated (Changing Lake), had a compensation point of 0.09 W m-2, but a lower maximum net rate of oxygen production (c. 0.2 μg mg-1 h-1) and a low respiration rate (mean value 0.09 μg mg-1 h-1). (3) Two species of aquatic moss, Calliergon sarmentosum and Drepanocladus sp., had similar respiration rate per unit ash-free dry weight at normal lake temperature (up to 5⚬C)–c. 0.3 μg mg-1 h-1. Respiration rate increased linearly with temperature between 1.2 and 30⚬C, but more rapidly for Calliergon than for Drepanocladus. The light compensation point at 2⚬C of the two mosses differed markedly. Drepanocladus had a compensation point similar to the algal communities investigated (0.11 W m-2), but Calliergon, which generally occurs in shallower water, had a higher compensation point (0.64 W m-2). Increase in temperature in the range of irradiance used in the experiments (maximum 2.4 W m-2) caused the compensation point to shift to higher irradiance. The effect was more pronounced in Calliergon.last_img
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Okeechobee High School student tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgAccording to the school district, a Okeechobee High School student tested positive for coronavirus on just the third day back to school.The student was immediately isolated and sent home.The school district said it is working with the Department of Health for contact tracing.Only students who weren’t able to social distance from the student are being sent home. Those students include 11 students on a bus, 21 students from six classrooms and one teacher. They will do remote learning for 14 days.Students must wear masks, but without them, school officials said they would’ve likely needed to send over 100 students and six teachers home.If a student or staff member seeks a COVID-19 test, he/she must remain home while awaiting the results of the test. It is very important that any student or staff member who takes a COVID-19 test immediately notify the Human Resources Department at (863) 462-5000, Ext. 1022.last_img read more

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Broward man charged for killing peeping tom outside girlfriend’s home

first_imgA Florida man was charged with manslaughter for fatally beating a peeping tom who had been watching him, and his girlfriend have sex through a window.Victor Vickery was charged Thursday in connection with the July 2018 death of 57-year-old Assad Akar.The 30-year-old and his girlfriend were in bed at her house when they heard a sound, which they’ve reportedly heard before.Vickery went outside and found Akar, who had a criminal record for peeping.Shortly after, a fight ensued, and Vickery’s girlfriend called 911.Vickery told Fort Lauderdale police that he punched and kicked Akar “a few times” in response to being attacked.Akar died at the hospital later that evening.Vickery is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond.He is also charged with sexual battery in a separate incident that occurred a month after Akar’s death.last_img read more

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Gemma’s flying visit wins English match play title

first_img2 Jul 2016 Gemma’s flying visit wins English match play title A flying visit from Scotland paid off for Gemma Batty when she won the English women’s open match play championship at Holme Hall in Lincolnshire. She signed off with a birdie as she beat Kent’s Cloe Frankish 4/3 in the final and said: “I am really, really pleased. I have always wanted to win a national title and to do it like this, without a practice round and not seeing the course as much as I’d like, is very special. “I knew my game was good but I needed to prove it to myself and I’ve done that this week.” Batty, 22, is a student at Stirling University and couldn’t get to Holme Hall in time for a practice round after playing in the World University Games. But, once through the stroke play stage of the championship, there was no stopping her. “I’ve played really well, very solid,” said Batty, who was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and learned her golf at Pike Hills, but is now based in Scotland where she’s a member at Moffat. Today, she made her way past Sophie Madden 2/1 in the semi-finals, to meet English U16 girls’ champion Cloe Frankish in the final. Frankish, 17, (Chart Hills) had a marathon battle to reach the final, eventually defeating Georgina Blackman (Chelmsford) with a birdie on the 21st. It was the second time she had to dig deep to win in extra time during the championship. When the final got underway Batty hit the birdie trail, notching up four by the time the match was over. She quickly got ahead, helped by a chip-in on the fourth, and was two up through five. She lost the eighth but pushed ahead on the back nine – despite a heavy downpour – winning the 11th, 12th and 14th before the 15th was halved in birdie. “I am very happy,” said Batty (Image © Leaderboard Photography), who also defeated Georgina Coughlin (St Annes Old Links) and Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe) in earlier rounds. Now she’s off to France for a university match against injured Servicemen in the Battleback Trophy and then to Croatia for the European University Games. Batty has also been a member at Trentham in Staffordshire and at St Annes Old Links in Lancashire before moving to Scotland. For Frankish there was great disappointment but now her attention turns to the prospect of competing in qualifying for the Women’s British Open and in the English women’s amateur championship at West Lancashire. Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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Red Dress Event Brings NY Fashion To Red Bank For Heart…

first_imgThe Red Dress Event comes to Red Bank on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Buona Sera Restaurant. The event, in its fourth year, will educate and empower women to take control of their heart health.In partnership with The Heart Truth campaign, Meridian CardioVascular Network will host a cocktail party that features several dresses from the Red Dress Collection. Guests will get a close-up view of dresses created by several notable designers, hot off the runway from New York’s Fashion Week.The event features signature red cocktails; heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and music along with door prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $50, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Meridian Women’s Heart Connection- a program aimed at building awareness of women’s heart disease and keeping women informed and healthy. The evening will also feature stories from local women who have survived heart disease with the help of Meridian hospitals, as well as expert tips on how to decrease risk factors.To purchase tickets or for more information call 1-800-DOCTORS.To view a complete listing of events that will take place this year, or to learn more about heart health matters visit 365DaysofHeart.com.last_img read more

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10 months agoFiorentina table offer to Southampton for Manolo Gabbiadini

first_imgFiorentina table offer to Southampton for Manolo Gabbiadiniby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFiorentina have made an offer to Southampton for Manolo Gabbiadini.The Viola want to take the Italy striker on-loan to the end of this season.La Nazione says Fiorentina are willing to include a permanent option in the region of €12-15m.They are also prepared to match Gabbiadini’s wages at Southampton to the tune of €2.5m-a-year.Saints are now mulling over the proposal. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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10 months agoGenoa deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro

first_imgGenoa deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaroby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa have a deal in place for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro.Sky Italia says Genoa will take Sturaro on loan from Juventus with €8m option to buy, which becomes compulsory after a certain number of games.Sturaro has been with Sporting CP for the first-half of the season.It is a return to Marassi, where Sturaro already played in several different stints, beginning his career in their academy.The midfielder is leaving Sporting due to board room upheaval. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Photos: Ohio State Groom Marries Michigan Bride In The Big House

first_imgOhio State fans holding Go Bucks signs during a football game.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes cheer as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)How many die-hard Ohio State football fans have gotten married at Michigan’s Big House? Well, at least one. ESPN is reporting that Mike and Stephanie Stout got hitched recently and held their reception at the Wolverines’ football stadium, despite the obvious rivalry between the two fan bases. While it would appear that Stephanie won the overall argument, Mike certainly did all he could to make the wedding feature both schools.The photos, produced by E. C. Campbell Photography, show Mike spelling out O-H-I-O in Michigan’s tunnel. He also had his groomsmen wear Ohio State socks and grey tuxedos. Finally, there were Buckeyes koozies and pom-poms for each guest.When an Ohio State groom marries a Michigan bride and the reception is at the Big House … [Credit: E.C. Campbell Photography]A photo posted by espn (@espn) on Jul 31, 2015 at 8:08am PDT(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));A fun feature on ESPN today. 🙂 #lovewinsPosted by E.C. Campbell Photography on Friday, July 31, 2015(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));What happens when a Buckeye fan falls in love with a Wolverine fan? Check out Mike and Stephanie’s wedding day to find…Posted by E.C. Campbell Photography on Thursday, July 30, 2015You can check out all of the photos over at the photographer’s website. Ohio State fans – is this acceptable?last_img read more

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