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James Fanson Appointed as Giant Magellan Telescope Project Manager

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO) announces the appointment of Dr. James Fanson as Project Manager. The GMTO conducted an international search to identify candidates for this position, and Dr. Fanson stood out in a field of accomplished project managers.Dr. Fanson has held multiple positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) since he joined the organization in 1986. He served as Project Manager for GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer), Kepler, and the Keck Interferometer. In addition, he held key technical and managerial roles for the Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2, and other missions.“We searched the globe and identified a handful of strong candidates for this key position,” says GMTO Interim President, Dr. Patrick McCarthy. “In the end, the candidate that rose to the top of our list was here in our own backyard. Dr. Fanson brings deep and diverse experience in engineering and management of space- and ground-based telescopes to GMTO. His appointment positions us to take GMT into the construction and commissioning phase with strong technical and managerial leadership.”A collaboration of eleven international research institutions, the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization is set to build one of the world’s largest astronomical telescopes. As Project Manager, Dr. Fanson is responsible for leading the team of engineers, managers and scientists in turning this ambitious goal into reality.“The opportunity to contribute to such an historic endeavor occurs perhaps once in a lifetime,” says Fanson. “The GMT is a great engineering challenge that will help us answer questions about the history, structure, and workings of the universe that are beyond the reach of the current generation of telescopes.”The stars and the Milky Way piqued Fanson’s interest at an early age as he was growing up in Wisconsin. He recalls carrying his father’s telescope out to his backyard to observe the moons of Jupiter and other celestial objects. As he grew older, he biked to astronomy club meetings of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society, a group that has been together since 1932. Dr. Fanson went on to earn a B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology before joining NASA’s prestigious Jet Propulsion Laboratory.At GMTO, Fanson’s early objectives include reviewing the organization of the team and the baseline design, continuing production of the optics for the telescope and identifying industrial firms to begin the procurements and civil engineering components of the project.“The Giant Magellan Telescope, due to its shear size and advanced capabilities, will propel astronomy into an entirely new realm of scientific discovery,” says Fanson. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News 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 Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff People James Fanson Appointed as Giant Magellan Telescope Project Manager Long-time NASA JPL project manager has also worked on Keck Interferometer and Spitzer Space Telescope. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 11:09 am Business News 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. Community Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena Rotary Announces Recipients of $62,000 in Grants

first_img More Cool Stuff 83 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Community News Top of the News 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img The Rotary Club of Pasadena has announced the 11 nonprofit beneficiaries of $62,000 in funding through the club’s 17th Annual Community Grant Awards program.Click on image to enlargeThe announcement was made Wednesday during a virtual club meeting, representatives said.The arts and culture organizations selected by the club’s 15-member grant committee received awards ranging from $3,500 to $6,000, according to the Rotary Club of Pasadena.“Rotary Club of Pasadena has been committed to serving the community locally and internationally for 101 years,” President Ken Joe said in a written statement. “We believe in service above self.”This year, grants were given to arts and culture groups to help offset the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deborah Lewis, Rotary Club of Pasadena’s Community Grants Co-Chair.“We recognize that during this difficult time, many organizations have needs that go beyond usual expenses,” Lewis said. “We are giving them the opportunity to use these funds to assist them with extra costs due to Covid-19. We hope this will help them get through the health and economic concerns they are experiencing.”This year’s recipients were:A Noise Within, accepted by Development Director, Patti Anne MillerThey are the only year-round repertory company in Southern California and only one of a few nationwide. Repertory means they rotate 2 (or more) shows at the same time. This week’s gala honored the late Pasadena Rotarian, Margaret Sedenquist. They are currently running shows online.Armory Center for the Arts, accepted by Executive Director, Leslie ItoOne of their “Magic Moments” this past year was getting older adults, many of whom were in isolation, to take art classes via Zoom.Boston Court, accepted by Charitable Giving Manager, Tina LangillIn addition to online shows, they have a Virtual Escape Room, using their facility as the location for this puzzle-solving activity.LA Children’s Chorus, accepted by Artistic Director, Fernando Malvar-Ruiz – This year, they have been able to bring their choral programs online.  Theyare currently holding auditions so if you know any talented eight-to-thirteen-year-olds, let them know!Light Bringer Project, accepted by Managing Director, Patricia HurleyTheir Room 13 program, offering PUSD students the opportunity to develop their own creative projects assisted by mentors, has moved online as the students have moved online.Lineage Performing Arts Center, accepted by Founder and Artistic Director, Hilary Thomas – Their new performing arts center, located onLake Avenue and Mountain Street, was all ready to open in March 2020 (!). They are looking forward to welcoming the community as things reopen.Muse/ique, accepted by EVP of Development and Communications, Ron Silverman –  Their online program, MUSE/IQUE in A Minute (…or Two), hashas 115 episodes, which have already garnered over 100,000 listens.Parsons Nose, accepted by Acting Managing Director, Hoyt HilsmanIn response to the pandemic, they formed Parsons Nose Radio. You can listen to it on their website or by saying “Alexa, play Parsons Nose.”Pasadena Playhouse, accepted by Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman – In the past year, they have emphasized diversity in their onlineofferings, including a program developed in response to the death of George Floyd.Pasadena Symphony Association, accepted by CEO, Lora UngerThey will be back in full operation with their Pasadena Pops at the Arboretum on July 10. The tables will be spaced further apart and they are only allowing in vaccinated people.Pasadena Conservatory of Music, accepted by Executive Director, Stephen McCurry – The Conservatory serves 5000 students a year from infants tolifelong learners. This year, they have offered 1/3 of their programs online.More information on the Rotary Club of Pasadena is available on the group’s website at pasadenarotary.com. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Non-Profits News Pasadena Rotary Announces Recipients of $62,000 in Grants STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 2:19 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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O’Shaun Connection making waves at the track

first_imgPopular owner Oneil Hinds (O’Shaun Connection) has hit the ground running at the start of the new season, thanks to four winners including the grey ITALIANO who romped the opening James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Hinds and trainer Neive Graham teamed up for a second winner on the nine-race card when highly fancied PERSIAN BELLE (2-1) made all in the fourth race for $250,000 – $210,000) claimers over 1820 metres, winning by six lengths from PERFECT FLYER (5-2) who chased him relentlessly. The seven-year-old gelding, ITALIANO, running as the 1-4 favourite with former champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, shot past early leader AGAKHAN (2-1) leaving the half mile and breezed home by five lengths from 2-1 chance GOLDEN BULLET in a field of seven $450,000 $400,000 claiming horses. PERSIAN BELLE, on the other hand was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson. Significantly, both horses were claimed, but Hinds was not perturbed. “That ‘s the nature of game, you would like to keep horses when they win and do well for the most part, but there are others out there in the claiming marketplace with an eye for an Italiano or Persian Belle and as the owner, it’s best you lose them as winners,” said Hinds who finished sixth on the list of top owners last year with 18 winners and $81 million in stakes. “I can’t complain about my numbers in 2015, but the plan is to finish higher in the standings this season even though most of my earnings will come through claimers,” added Hinds ,who owns the O&S Tack Room (horse supplies and accessories provider) located on the Caymanas Park compound.last_img read more

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