January 24 Includes Mars Curiosity Rover Display
Pasadena, CA — The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, City Councilmembers, and other civic and business leaders for the annual State of the City event at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 24, in the Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus, 332 S. Michigan Avenue.
The theme for the evening is "Celebrating Success" and will include a special full-scale model display of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Mars Curiosity Rover, weather permitting. The Curiosity Rover will be on display outside the auditorium and attendees will be able to get up close to the full-scale model for pictures. JPL officials will be on hand to talk about the rover.
Joining Mayor Bogaard on stage will be JPL Deputy Director Lt. Gen. (retired) Eugene L. Tattini, who will share some of the recent successes of JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Team and the now-famous Curiosity Rover that is making new discoveries on the Red Planet every day. Vice Mayor Margaret McAustin will serve as program emcee.
Mayor Bogaard will provide the keynote address on recent accomplishments by the City during the past year as well as forward-looking plans for the City in 2013.
The Rover will be on display, weather permitting, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by about 8:00 p.m.
Free, self-parking will be available in the Caltech Parking Lot #2, 405 S. Wilson Avenue, at the northwest corner of Wilson Avenue and San Pasqual Street. Reserved, ADA/Handicapped parking spaces will be available in the parking lot near the auditorium. ADA/Handicapped seating inside the auditorium is available.
KPAS, the City's government cable TV station will be at the event to record the State of the City for re-broadcast on Channel 3 for Charter subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers. A replay schedule will be posted on the City's website, www.cityofpasadena.net.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.