All Space Considered

You may recall that last month I hosted the First Fridays portion of the Natural History Museum’s day of celebration, where I introduced and steered the questions for JPL’s Adam Steltzner (lead engineer of the the “7 Minutes of Terror” Mars Curiosity landing). A fun event indeed. Well, this month I’ll be at another First Friday event, but for the other wonderful classic science space in the city, the Griffith Observatory.

They have a First Fridays series too – not to clash intentionally, I’ve recently learned upon inquiring – and it is a goal of mine to connect the relevant parties and find ways of having these events and spaces intersect with each other fruitfully, maybe. Perhaps participating in both of them is a good way to start. The “All Space Considered” event is a series where there’s a panel of scientists talking about recent items in the news, and so forth. (Or so I’ve heard… I’ve never been.) Anyway, I’ll be one of the scientists this Friday, so come along and enjoy the space, and hang out in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon! It’ll be good for me to participate, and of course to see my friend and co-host of The Universe, Laura Danly, who is the curator at Griffith. Link to more information is here.

-cvj

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2 Responses to All Space Considered

  1. Robert says:

    Dr. Johnson,
    I enjoyed your presentation at the most recent “All Space Considered.” I hope you also enjoyed it as much.
    While listening to you and Dr. Danly discuss the recent discoveries and future of the LHC, I started to wonder where the next collider might be built. One thought that occurred to me was to build a collider in space. I recognize the difficulties that would attend such a project, but many aspects would be easier as well. Consider that if it was a linear accelerator, no magnets would be required. Also, since there is vacuum all around, no vacuum pumps would be required.
    It’s just a thought I was musing about.
    I enjoy your contributions to Universe on Discovery as well. Thanks again for the enjoyable evening.
    RP

  2. Clifford says:

    Hi!

    Thanks for listening, and watching… and thanks for your excellent questions. As for accelerator design, here’s a webpage that shows some of the thinking about the next generation collider: http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/lc/

    Best,

    -cvj