Spaceship Endeavour!
posted March 11, 2014 10:23 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun April 27 at 2:00 PM, California Science Center/Expo Park
California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's go see a spaceship at the California Science Center!
Note: we need pay $2 each to reserve our tickets.

Sunday April 27th at 2pm, get your tickets! Woooo space!

For those who want to see other stuff first: see below for noon meetup info!
posted by mandymanwasregistered to Meetup (51 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

posted by carsonb at 11:23 AM on March 11, 2014

A meetup south of the 10? Sign me up!
posted by bswinburn at 11:55 AM on March 11, 2014

That would be awesome. Please make it after 1pm if it's on the 27th so I can be there!
posted by Sophie1 at 12:06 PM on March 11, 2014

Oh yeah.
posted by dhammond at 2:51 PM on March 11, 2014

And the California African American Museum next door has free admission.
posted by amapolaroja at 11:42 PM on March 11, 2014

Oh yeah too!!

After 1 PM would be great for me too, would give me time to take a train to get there. Also, please don't let this be Coachella weekend 1 04/13. :-)
posted by viramamunivar at 12:48 AM on March 12, 2014

Yay! I missed the last one, so count me in! Also, I'll pay for gas or parking if I can hitch a ride with someone on the west side.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:14 AM on March 12, 2014

I'd love to go +1, if it fits into my schedule. I kindly request NOT Mar 23 or 30th (I'll be on travel) but any other time ought to be pretty great.
posted by Alterscape at 7:18 AM on March 12, 2014

i am in! any day in april works for me.
posted by holyrood at 4:17 PM on March 12, 2014

ok 4/6 or 4/27
what's it gonna be?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:23 AM on March 13, 2014

27th plz? I will make sure I'm there!!!
posted by Space Kitty at 6:00 PM on March 13, 2014

ok 4/27 it is
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:58 PM on March 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

to be clear: you all should buy tickets for the 2pm time
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 11:46 PM on March 13, 2014 [2 favorites]

Hey all maybe we could extend the meetup to post-spaceship beers and snacks? We could go to the rest of the museum (if so inclined- i have never been and want to) before the 2pm space shuttle visit.
posted by holyrood at 10:54 PM on March 15, 2014

yes, there's plenty to do afterwards!

apart from the science center and caam, there is also the new and improved natural history museum. wandering through the rose garden. etc.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:17 AM on March 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm going to have to miss it :-(. Will most probably be at Desert Daze Music Fest. Next time :-)
posted by viramamunivar at 1:28 AM on March 17, 2014

Got my tickets. Thanks for organizing, mandymanwasregistered.
posted by Alterscape at 7:28 AM on March 18, 2014

I got to see it last year and found myself surprised by how moving it was to see in person. Would definitely love to see it again. So basically I just buy a ticket for 2pm, and we'll coordinate later?
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:04 AM on March 24, 2014

Amongst all kinds of other cool stuff, by the way, the ScienCenter also has various awesome space-related artifacts.

A train-based trip sounds like fun.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:10 AM on March 24, 2014

Tickets are reserved! I'm looking forward to finally making it to a meet-up.
posted by amapolaroja at 10:45 PM on March 26, 2014

I've got my ticket.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:18 PM on March 27, 2014

Ticket acquired. Woot!
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:05 AM on March 31, 2014

Not 100% sure I can make it but I bought a ticket. So probably.
posted by dhammond at 4:48 PM on April 4, 2014

I'm in--looking forward to it as a (very new) LA resident.
posted by huskerdont at 8:13 PM on April 5, 2014

Ticket in hand for my first meet-up.
What happens now?
posted by calgirl at 9:07 PM on April 21, 2014

So, klanger and I were thinking- maybe meet up at noon, go into the museum, then space shuttle at 2. Is there a landmark out front of the museum where we can meet? I have never been.
posted by holyrood at 7:50 PM on April 22, 2014

If you look at the satellite view of google maps, I think we should meet under the green dot. There's a fountain under there that we can look conspicuously Internetty around.
posted by carsonb at 8:25 PM on April 22, 2014

I support the green dot meeting place. It appears to be between the box office and the IMAX theatre (see the first image on the first page of the California science center's pdf map).

Thanks, carsonb, for your map skillz! See you at noon on Sunday.
posted by holyrood at 10:24 AM on April 25, 2014

So what time should we meet at the green dot?
posted by Room 641-A at 3:16 PM on April 26, 2014

We will meet at noon to see museum before the shuttle.
posted by holyrood at 3:24 PM on April 26, 2014

Oh, oh, got it, thanks! I hope tomorrow is as gorgeous as today is.
posted by Room 641-A at 3:29 PM on April 26, 2014

Not going to make it at noon but going to try to be there for the 2 pm Shuttle
posted by amapolaroja at 12:03 PM on April 27, 2014

I'm here, but my phone does not want to show me the green dot on google maps. Are you still meeting, or inside?

(Blue AOPA hat and brown/white sweater)
posted by Alterscape at 12:12 PM on April 27, 2014

Looks like there are four of us. Me, Celsius1414 (grey NASA shirt), Room-641a (white shirt), cowgirl (flying squirrel) and chicainthecity (red shirt). We're going to head in, so let's coordinate here re: meeting up?
posted by Alterscape at 12:38 PM on April 27, 2014

Not going to make it after all, have a great time.
posted by amapolaroja at 12:55 PM on April 27, 2014

Regroup at the timed ticket entrance? Looks like we lost some people.
posted by Alterscape at 1:54 PM on April 27, 2014

Uh.... Wish I'd stayed? Someone just jumped in front of the train and now we're stopped in the middle of Vermont & Exposition. You can probably hear all the sirens.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:11 PM on April 27, 2014

FYI, If y'all are going to leave, stay far away from this intersection.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:15 PM on April 27, 2014

Oh shit, that's horrible! We heard the sirens behind us on Figuroa. Hope you get home in a reasonable amount of time Room 641-A.
posted by carsonb at 5:04 PM on April 27, 2014

I had a pretty great time. Thanks everybody!
posted by klangklangston at 5:41 PM on April 27, 2014

It was great meeting everyone.
The Endeavour is magnificent--even if it does look like they used LEGOS for the heat shield tiles.

I hope you get home soon, Room 641-A...or maybe you are home now?
posted by calgirl at 5:59 PM on April 27, 2014

So it turns out hanging out with a bunch of really smart people in a cool museum is a ton of fun, though we did discover that nerds are about the same as cats when it comes to herding them together. ;D

I posted some pix on my Instagram

Thanks for the suggestion mandymanwasregistered! And very glad I made it out.

Now I must plot a group excursion to my favorite Indian fusion gastropub in downtown.
posted by Celsius1414 at 6:11 PM on April 27, 2014

I got home a bit ago. Thanks for a great meetup everyone! Was awesome to put faces to handles and meet some cool new people I didn't know well.

I'm sorry to hear about that mess, Room-641A. Hope you get home safe, soon.

I've got a couple of pics, mainly of the IR camera. I'll post 'em once I figure out how to coerce my phone into spitting them out with a minimum of fuss.
posted by Alterscape at 6:15 PM on April 27, 2014

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's pics. Apologies for not being more social, today was a rare day where I just didn't feel good. Wish I could have met all you new faces under better personal circumstances, but am glad to have had the chance today. Had a great time despite myself!
posted by carsonb at 6:27 PM on April 27, 2014

Ahh, home!

Briefly, what they said was that some guy dove under the train in the Vermont intersection. Bottom line, guy has a few bruises, no one else was hurt, they switch the eastbound track to westbound, and the whole thing was over in an hour. The bus even goes right by a friend's house so I went over there for a bit. All worth it! (Well not the for the guy.)

I had a great time with everyone, and it was great to put some more names with faces! I don't think I took a lot of pictures, but that's always a sign that I was genuinely engaged. I'll post a link here once I upload them.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:21 PM on April 27, 2014

Wow, so sorry to hear that, Room 641-A! I'm glad that you made it home without too much of a delay. (And very glad that no one was seriously injured. . .or worse.)

Lovely to see/meet/hang with all of you fine people!

I sort of regret not purchasing Space Barbie, though. :)
posted by chicainthecity at 11:30 PM on April 27, 2014

Oh, and carsonb, no worries, and hope you feel more like yourself soon.
posted by chicainthecity at 11:31 PM on April 27, 2014

Space Barbie was awesome! As was that hoodie Room 641-A found. :D
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:14 AM on April 28, 2014

Oh, yay! They have women's styles online. And different colors. And a 15% off coupon. And now one is mine!
posted by Room 641-A at 2:59 PM on April 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well, I only ended up with three photos of the shuttle's nose, but my day in trains was funny.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:49 PM on April 28, 2014

I added some photos, mostly IR
posted by klangklangston at 9:24 PM on April 28, 2014

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