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May 18, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Linda Spilker

May 2nd, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

Going out in a blaze of glory: Cassini’s Grand Finale

Presented by: Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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Plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere at 74,000 mph the Cassini mission will end in a blaze of glory in the fall of 2017 rather than risk crashing into one of Saturn’s ocean-bearing worlds and potentially contaminating it. Cassini’s long mission has enabled some remarkable discoveries, and more are expected when Cassini repeatedly dives between the innermost ring and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere during its final six months. What new adventures await Cassini during its dramatic final act? What puzzles will Cassini solve before its fiery end? Come and hear the story of recent discoveries and how Cassini’s fast-paced, science-intensive “Grand Finale” will be like a whole new mission.

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The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.

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April 28, 9:00-12:00, Bring Our Children to Work Day

March 21st, 2016

9:00-11:00       Do-it-yourself origami

11:00-12:00    This presentation is cancelled because the presenter is still out on medical leave.  “Cybersecurity and Social Media — Helping our Loved Ones Be Safe.”  Matthew Scholz from OCIO will present this timely topic to parents and children.

The Hub will resume its usual function in the afternoon.

April 27, 4:00-5:00 PM, JPL Stories: Charles Elachi

March 21st, 2016

JPL Stories Presents:

What does the JPL Director really do? Reflections on the last 15 years

Presented by: Dr. Charles Elachi, JPL Director

NEW DATE Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:00-5:00 PM

@ the HUB, Building 111-104

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The last fifteen years has be en a golden
age for space exploration. JPL launched
more than 20 missions and presently
operates 19 JPL missions. The outlook
for the next decade is even more exciting
and challenging. How did all of this happen?
Come get the inside scoop.

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The JPL Stories program, sponsored by the Library, Archives, and Records Section, celebrates the Lab’s unique environment and history, and provides an informal way for JPLers to share their stories with each other. For more information about the JPL Stories series, if you have a JPL story to tell, or if you have suggestions for future stories, contact Teresa Bailey, x49233.

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April 25, 2:00-5:00, JPL WIRED Edit-a-thon: Postponed

March 21st, 2016

This event has been postponed. Please check back for new date.

You may show up and leave this event any time during this three-hour period. This is a hands-on event, so please bring laptops, if you have them, in order to actively contribute to WIRED.

Have you ever wanted to learn about something at JPL, but could not find the information? Have you ever thought about contributing to JPL’s collective knowledge, but don’t know how?
 
JPL WIRED is a shared knowledge resource envisioned to serve as JPL’s Wikipedia, covering both general and technical topics. With over 1,800 articles and counting, WIRED is the place to go for finding and contributing information. We’ve recently made some major upgrades, and the WIRED Steering Committee is taking advantage of the drastic increase in usability to expand the benefits of WIRED to all JPL employees.
 
However, this initiative cannot be realized by only a few individuals – we need your help! Come to the Edit-a-thon and become a part of this community. There will be various stations, ranging from tutorials of using JPL Wired to specific content area station where like-minded individuals can add or improve contents in the area of their interests. 

This event is presented by the Wired Steering Committee, representing Division 35, the Office of the Chief Engineer, and the Library and Archives Group.