Tribute to Sally Ride on the 30th Anniversary of Her First Spaceflight

Last night I attended a truly remarkable event at the Griffith Observatory.   The event included a presentation by Sally’s sister Rev. Dr. Bear Ride, her colleague at NASA and, Alan Ladwig, and by Zero Gravity Flight Director and former Sally Ride Science Camp Head Counselor Loretta Whitesides.   It was moderated by Dr Laura Danly – Curator of the Griffith Observatory.

Link to the photo gallery view

Planetary Radio Live – 06.17.13

Photos from the live taping of the Planetary Society’s weekly radio show at the Crawford Family Forum at KPPC in Pasadena.

Video from the event is available here

Photos from Planetary Trio

I was picking up some family from LAX and I found a nearby residential neighborhood with a good view of the planetary trio close to one of the runways.

All photos captured on 5/26/13 using my Canon 60d with the 18-135mm Lens at 106mm (eff 170mm), 1/50s F5.0 ISO1600. Some processing in Adobe Lightroom to increase exposure (brightness). In reality it was quite a bit darker than is shown.