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General Information

JPL’s Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series, presented by the Communications and Education Directorate, aims to bring the excitement of JPL’s missions, instruments and other technologies to an audience of both JPL employees and the general public. Lectures take place twice per month, on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays.

The Thursday shows take place in JPL's Theodore von Kármán Auditorium. These shows are streamed live via YouTube and Ustream, and are archived for later viewing on YouTube. (View archived shows here or click the links to past shows at right.) Live shows on YouTube include a moderated live chat, with the opportunity to submit questions for the speakers.

The Friday lectures are held at the Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus, located at Michigan Avenue south of Del Mar Boulevard. Click here for more information, directions and seating chart.

Both lectures start at 7:00 PM. Admission and parking are free for all lectures, no reservations are required, and seating is limited.

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