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Masters Series, an adult education program of the Pasadena Senior Center, is designed to increase understanding of national and international issues, the arts, other cultures, the community, and the individual. With a focus on “understanding,” courses are presented by local university faculty and experts. Each term provides a wonderful opportunity for learning and discussion.

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in part by a generous grant from
the Pasadena Literary Alliance

Exploring: Space

Fall Term of the Masters Series

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Members Full Series: $105
Individual Lecture: $15


For as long as humans have been around, we have been curious about the cosmos. We’ve created observatories, told stories, made art, built spaceships, and argued about the meaning, uses, and ownership of space. The depth and breadth of this series includes the Juno mission and its inspiration of human creativity resulting in a remarkable convergence of art and science, a new renaissance; an explanation of JPl’s Deep space network and what is required to get pictures from mars back to Earth; the Victorian Era debates about the existence of life on other planets: and, the depiction of space in the movies.

Weekly lectures will discuss different aspects of our understanding of the universe, including art, culture, and politics. These speakers and more will provide an opportunity to “Explore space” like never before. Join us!

To be placed on The Masters Series mailing list, please contact Annie Laskey at (626) 685-6702 or Register online

John Semper

November 19

Outer Space at the Movies

John Semper

Film and Television Writer and Producer

From the earliest days of silent film to the blockbusters of today, filmmakers and audiences alike have found outer space an irresistible topic. Whether science or science fiction, stories involving other planets and galaxies have always been good box office. Writer-Producer John Semper (whose credits include, film, television, animation, and comic books) will trace the history of space in the movies, and how these images have influenced his own projects.


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