Caltech in the Media
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August 21, 2017
LA School Report
Commentary: Open the Doors for Students with State-Run Public STEM School in LA
Francisco C. Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, and Thomas F. Rosenbaum, president of Caltech, collaborated as guest contributors of a column in the LA School Report. In it, they advocated for a California State STEM School that would prepare students from Los Angeles' most under-resourced communities to pursue STEM educations and careers.
August 15, 2017
To Learn About the Universe from Caltech Astronomers, All You Have to Do Is End up on the Right Train or Sidewalk
Story on Caltech's astronomy outreach programs features comments from postdoc and public outreach director Cameron Hummels and IPAC's Jessie Christiansen.
August 13, 2017
Solar Eclipse Lights Way for Southern Californians Eager for 'One of Nature's Spectacles'
This article explains what to expect for the solar eclipse on August 21 and the best places to witness the celestial phenomenon. Features Caltech PMA post-doc Cameron Hummels, along with several other astronomers.
August 11, 2017
Voyager Scientists on the Jupiter Encounter, Pluto's Planet Status and Whether We'll Find Extraterrestrial Life
In advance of a screening of the documentary The Farthest — Voyager in Space in Philadelphia, PennLive interviewed two scientists associated with the Voyager mission and Nick Sagan, the son of scientist Carl Sagan. One of them, Voyager mission scientist Fran Bagenal, mentioned Caltech's Mike Brown while discussing Pluto.
August 03, 2017
The New York Times
The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA's Voyager Probes Across the Universe
Ed Stone is highlighted in a feature story on the Voyager mission and its flight-team members. "For the foreseeable future," the story notes, "Voyager seems destined to remain in the running for the title of Mankind's Greatest Journey, which might just make its nine flight-team engineers — most of whom have been with the mission since the Reagan administration — our greatest living explorers."
August 01, 2017
Bummer News For Future Humans Hoping to Escape to Europa
A study published in Nature Geoscience by Cornell University speculates icy worlds like Europa will never be habitable, even when the sun expands near the end of its lifetime. The subsequent story in Gizmodo quotes Andrew Ingersoll on the uncertainties when searching for habitable worlds: "Geological evidence shows that early Earth had both warm episodes and snowball episodes. And early Mars once had liquid water flowing on its surface, even though Mars today is dry and frozen. The lesson for the search for habitable worlds beyond our Solar System is that our models, based on Earth experience, still have large uncertainties," he said.