Tweetup at JPL! Join us on Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Advance reservation required.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will host a Tweetup on Wed., Jan. 21 at JPL in Pasadena, Calif., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. PST.
What's a Tweetup? A Tweetup is an informal "meet up" of people on Twitter.
This Tweetup is an opportunity to meet and speak with the JPL staff, scientists, and engineers behind the tweets of @CassiniSaturn,
@PlanetQuest and more. Plus, you'll meet and mingle with other space-exploration-minded tweeps.
The evening will include a one-hour "meet and greet" from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a tour of JPL. On the tour, you'll visit the Spacecraft Assembly Facility (where @MarsScienceLab is under construction) and the mission control area of NASA's Deep Space Network. You'll also see full-scale models of @MarsPhoenix and @MarsRovers and the 11-foot-tall half-scale model of @CassiniSaturn .
SPACE IS LIMITED AND ADVANCE SIGN-UP IS MANDATORY. We can accommodate 150 people in our auditorium and on the tour. If you cannot make this Tweetup, don't despair. There are other ways to visit JPL for a tour – or better yet, come to our annual Open House in May where we'll have a designated Twitter zone. We'll also let you know of future Tweetups at JPL.
The nitty gritty: JPL is a secure federal facility. Every person who wishes to attend must provide his or her full name and country of citizenship. We also ask for your email, phone number and twitter name. On the date of the Tweetup you will need to bring valid government-issued photo identification (driver's license or passport). All non-U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification cannot be admitted.
Sign up here for the Tweetup beginning at 10 a.m. PST on Friday, January 9. Sign ups will close once we reach capacity. An email to confirm your reservation will be sent to you, which is necessary for entry. Got a question? Need more information? Help is available by contacting @VeronicaMcG on Twitter, or send an email to email@example.com
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