Astronomy, Science  and Space Exploration

Speaker, Author, Scientist and Photographer

Dr. Ken Kremer

www.kenkremer.com

ken@kenkremer.com

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    Ken Kremer & Discovery - inside VAB at KSC

Universe Today - writer

AmericaSpace - writer

Spaceflight Magazine - correspondent

NBC News - Curiosity Mars Mosaics

here, here, here, here, here,

here,  here, here, here, here, here & here

Scientific American - Photos & Mars

Curiosity Wheels & Gale Crater mosaic- here

Curiosity Glenelg mosaic - here

Endeavour Flight Deck Photo- here

Endeavour KSC Flyaway Photo - here

Discovery & Enterprise shuttle slideshow - here

National Geographic - Photos

BBC News - Curiosity Mars Mosaics

- here, here, here, here, here, here, here,

here, here,  here, here, here, here & here

Space.com - Curiosity Mars Mosaics

here, here, here, here

All About Space - writer

The Planetary Society - writer

RocketSTEM magazine - writer

Issue #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of Princeton

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society

NASA Watch/SpaceRef - Author

Curiosity mosaics -  here, here, here, here,

here, here, here, here, here & here,

Space Quarterly - writer

Ken on Twitter - Facebook

LinkedIn, Google+

Ken Kremer & Curiosity Mars Rover at KSC

Ken Kremer & MAVEN orbiter at KSC

Ken Kremer & GPM at GSFC

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

American Chemical Society

Email: kremerken@yahoo.com
Princeton, NJ

 

 

Upcoming Lectures Listing
 2014 : Lectures at a glance- Complete posting Below

*Orion & SpaceX Launches, 30 Nov-6 Dec, KSC Quality Inn,Titusville,FL

*NASA Human Spaceflight Plans,Antares,Oct 14,AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton,NJ

*Antares Launch, 18-21 Oct, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague,VA

*SpaceX & CLIO Launches, 15-22 Sep, KSC QualityInn,Titusville,FL

*Antares Launch,10-12 July, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague,VA

*SpaceX Launch, Boeing CST-100; 9,13 Jun, KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL

*Curiosity/Maven 3D,NASA,Orion,SpaceX, May 19, Mercy College, NY

*Curiosity/Maven 3D,NASA,Orion,SpaceX,Cygnus Apr 12/13 NEAF,Suffern, NY

*Curiosity& Mars 3D, Antares launch,Apr 6, WashXingStatePark, Titusville,

*SpaceX Launch, 14-17 Mar, KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL

*Mars Rovers (3-D), 29 Jan, Mercer County school,NJ

 *Antares Launch, 7-10 Jan,  Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague,VA

Fall 2013 - Lectures at a glance- Complete posting Below

*Curiosity & MAVEN, Dec 11,RAS, Franklin Inst, Phila, PA

*Antares,Curiosity & MAVEN,Dec 10,AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton,NJ

*MAVEN/Curiosity/SpaceX, Nov 14-26,KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL 

*Curiosity Mission &3D, Oct 3,STAR, Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ

*Antares, LADEE,Curiosity, Oct 8, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

*Antares, LADEE,Sep 5/6/17/18,Rodeway Inn,Chincoteague,VA

*MAVEN/Curiosity/SpaceX, Nov 21-22,KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL 

*LADEE, Antares & Mars, Jun 12,RAS, Franklin Inst, Phila, PA

*Suborbital,LADEE,Aug12/13,Jun 4/23,Rodeway Inn,Chincoteague,VA

**New: 2014 Curiosity Rover Calendar - Limited  Edition *                          imagery by Ken - -  for sale

**New: Curiosity Mars Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo:  Published at NBC News here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here; Astronomy Picture of the Day APOD (27 Aug 2012); Scientific American - here & here; BBC News- here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here, Universe Today, & Spaceflight magazine, PBS NOVA TV Mars documentary - aired 14 Nov 2012, Ciel & Espace - here, NASA Watch/SpaceRef - here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here, RocketSTEM magazine - here, here, NY Daily News - here, Le Figaro - here; Space.com -  here, here, here, here;  Wired - here, here; Yahoo News - here, here, here; Fox News - here, CBS News - here; Popular Mechanics

**New: Juno Earth Flyby Oct 9 mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo: at NBC News, Daily Mail & Universe Today

**New: Chang’e-3/Yutu mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo: at NBC News, APOD, Space.com, Spaceflight Now, Universe Today, Ciel & Espace

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Dr. Ken Kremer
is a speaker, freelance science journalist, scientist and photographer (Princeton, NJ) whose articles and space exploration images have appeared on TV, magazines, books and on websites, including NASA, National Geographic, NBC News, CBS, BBC, ABC & Fox News, Astronomy Picture of the Day, PBS NOVA TV, Aviation Week, Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Space.com, Spaceflight Now, AmericaSpace, Spaceflight magazine, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Planetary Society, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, NASA Watch, Universe Today, Science News, Wired, All About Space, Space Quarterly, NPR, Mars Society, International Year of Astronomy, 2010 Year in Space Calendar, Choice Hotels, Daily Mail, Ciel & Espace and the covers of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Spaceflight and the Explorers Club magazines.  His custom created Mars mosaics have been widely published. His mosaic of Opportunity at a Martian crater was selected as one of the 100 best Space images of 2011 by Astronomy magazine and by National Geographic’s new “Exploring Space” - 2012 Special Edition. His Curiosity mosaic was featured on PBS NOVA TV ‘Ultimate Mars Challenge’ in 2012.

 

Ken has presented at numerous educational institutions, civic & religious organizations, museums, conventions and astronomy clubs including the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Princeton University, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Hayden Planetarium, Challenger Center, Kennedy Space Center, NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), Explorers Club and Yuri’s Night. Ken aims to educate and excite kids and adults about science and space exploration. Ken’s talks are suitable for kids of all ages.

 

Ken has reported first hand from the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wallops Flight Facility, Goddard Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center, Michoud Assembly Facility, Stennis Research Center and more.

 

Ken lectures on both Human and Robotic spaceflight including the Curiosity Mars Science Lab Rover, Spirit & Opportunity Mars rovers, Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, MAVEN, Mars Phoenix Lander, Dawn Asteroid Orbiter, Juno Jupiter Orbiter, GRAIL, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter & LCROSS, Cassini, International Space Station, SLS, Atlas, Delta and Ares Rockets, Orion Crew Vehicle, SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon, Boeing CST-100, Orbital Cygnus/Antares, Commercial spaceflight, Suborbital rockets, Military and more.

 

Ken has been inside all 3 NASA Space Shuttles - including on the crew Flight Deck for the Final Power-up period for shuttle Endeavour & flyaway from KSC. He was up close with Curiosity in the clean room at KSC - here.

 

Ken has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and over 25 years of Research & Development and Manufacturing experience in the US, Europe & South America.

 

Ken has written over 700 articles. He has 3 dozen scientific publications including 17 US Patents. He has witnessed about 3 dozen Space Shuttle & rocket launches.

 

Ken has been a science & space consultant to NASA, JPL and various news organizations across the US, Europe and Asia.

Please contact Ken for speaker requests,
dinner talks, photos for sale and further information

ken@kenkremer.com

kremerken@yahoo dot com

3 D Talks - very popular on request - sample here & here & below

Shuttle, Space & Mars Postcards, Frameable Prints & Posters

2014 Curiosity Rover Calendar - Limited Editon

by Ken  -  -  - For sale

Ken’s Photos, Posters, Photo Mosaics, Calendar  - - For sale

 

Universe Today – Collected Articles by Ken Kremer


Ken on Flight Deck of Shuttle Endeavour    Historic last power-up of Shuttle Era - 2012

 

Ken Kremer with Curiosity Mars Rover

in the Clean Room prior to launch

Curiosity landed on Mars on 6 Aug 2012


Ken with Shuttle Endeavour at Pad 39A

 

New APOD’s Published  (see more below)

27 Aug 2012 Curiosity on Mars: Mt Sharp in View

 

29 Jan 2011  Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater 

 

 

Ken and Space Shuttle Discovery

on top of Pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center

 

Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater - below

Mars rover mosaic by Marco Di Lorenzo & Ken Kremer

 

Published in National Geographic magazine

Exploring Space - Special Edition  Summer 2012  p. 90-91

 

Published in Astronomy magazine - Nov 2011 Special Edition

Best 100 Space images of 2011

 


Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater   by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo 

Published in National Geographic, Astronomy, APOD and more


Spirit Rover at Husband Hill Summit - 14 November 2005
Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo, Douglas Ellison, Bernhard Braun and Kenneth Kremer.  NASA/JPL/Cornell/Aviation Week & Space Technology
More Magazine Covers Below

 


Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo, Douglas Ellison, Bernhard Braun and Kenneth Kremer.  NASA/JPL/Cornell/Aviation Week & Space Technology

SPIRIT’S SOAR” -self portrait at the summit of Husband Hill      Cover image for the 14 November 2005 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and the April 2006 issue of Spaceflight magazine. Also at APOD 28 Nov. 2005.

New APOD’s  by Ken Kremer:

New APOD 7 May 2014 Curiosity Inspects Mt. Remarkable on Mars

New APOD 3 Feb 2014 Lunar Timelapse Pano with Yutu Rover

New APOD 27 Aug 2012 Curiosity on Mars: Mt Sharp in View

New APOD  29 Jan 2011   Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater

New APOD 30 May 2011 Last Panorama from Spirit Rover on Mars

New APOD 12 Dec 2011 Unusual Vein of Deposited Rock on Mars

 

 

 

ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY
(APOD) Publications

Nereus Crater on Mars          19 Oct 2009 

Phoenix and the Holy Cow       12 Nov 2008

Phoenix and the Snow Queen  12 Jun 2008

Victoria Crater on Mars                3 Oct 2006

Vista In Gusev Crater On Mars 28 Nov 2005

 

Curiosity Mosaic on PBS NOVA TV Show ‘Ultimate Mars Challenge’- 2012

Opportunity Mosaic in National Geographic magazine-2012 Special Edition

Opportunity Mosaic in Nov. 2011 Astronomy magazine-100 best photos 2011

Phoenix Mars mosaic in Scientific American magazine - Nov 2011 issue

 

2011: Top Stories from the Best Year Ever for NASA Planetary Science!

Universe Today – Ken’s Collected Articles

 

 

  

 

Left:

Ken  & Space Shuttle Atlantis

On Pad 39A at KSC -Last Shuttle Flight

Right:

Space Shuttle Endeavour

Historic Last Power-Up of a Shuttle orbiter                 Prints & Poster for sale

 

 

 

 

 


 

Space & Astronomy
Published Articles

Universe Today – Collected Articles   by Ken Kremer

Upcoming Presentation & Launch Schedule  2013/2014:

Ken Kremer      (Posted below)

Current Presentations - here

Recently past presentations - listed in table below

Contact for presentations:   ken@kenkremer.com

www.kenkremer.com


Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

STS-125 mission:

Hubble Space Telescope

 


Ken Kremer and Atlas 5 Rocket
Solar Dynamics Observatory

 


Ken Kremer inspecting LRO and LCROSS
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) & LCROSS

  Dr. Ken Kremer stands in front of the space shuttle Discovery,sitting atop the crawler transporter, as it is being rolled out to Launch Pad 39 A at the Kennedy Space Center.


Mars, Kids & Ken in 3-D

Ken in 3D  Last Shuttle Launch:STS-135 at KSC   

 

MAGAZINE COVERS
Publications

All About Space - Premier Issue July 2012 Ken is a contributing writer to this new monthly space magazine

Spaceflight magazine Aug 2012- Cover Stories

SpaceX Success & Endeavour Switch Off


Spaceflight magazine - June 2012

Discovery’ arrives at the National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center    on April 19, 2012                   Discovery’s Final Landing - At the Smithsonian NASM      
 Cover Photo Credit: Ken Kremer


9 June 2008
Credit: Kenneth Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo / NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/ Aviation Week & Space Technology.

“Phoenix and the Snow Queen”: Cover mosaic for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. Astronomy Picture of the Day

Phoenix Mars lander footpad to the left of an apparent large block of water ice, which was cleared of topsoil by descent rockets, indicates the spacecraft literally touched down on top of the primary sampling objective of the mission near the Martian North Pole on May 25, 2008


Spaceflight Magazine Feb. 2009
Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo and Kenneth Kremer / NASA/JPL/Cornell
Opportunity Rover traversing Martian dunes on the road to Endeavour Crater


Spaceflight Magazine Jan. 2008
Credit: Marco DiLorenzo & Ken Kremer NASA/JPL/Cornell
Opportunity Rover at Victoria Crater


Spaceflight Magazine Apr. 2006
Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo, Douglas Ellison, Bernhard Braun and Kenneth Kremer.  NASA/JPL/Cornell
Spirit Rover at Husband Hill Summit
APOD 28 Nov. 2005.

cover
14 November 2005
Credit: Marco Di Lorenzo, Douglas Ellison, Bernhard Braun and Kenneth Kremer.  NASA/JPL/Cornell/Aviation Week & Space Technology
Spirit Rover at Husband Hill Summit

 
APOD 28 Nov. 2005

 

2014 - at a glance; details below

Jan 2014

Antares/Cygnus Launch to ISS: Jan 9, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn - Jan 7-10, Chincoteague, VA

Elementary School, Astronomy Day: Jan 29, NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”; Mercer County, NJ

 

March 2014

March 16:  SpaceX Launch” NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

March 14-17 SpaceX Launch” - Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, evenings

Elementary School, Astronomy Day: NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”; Mercer County, NJ

 

April 2014

NEAF Astro Forum April 12/13: “Curiosity, MAVEN,MOM and the Search for Life on Mars -  (in 3-D)” & “SpaceX, Space Shuttle Retirement, Orion EFT-1 Mission, Antares Launch from Virginia & more.”  NEAF Astronomy Forum, Suffern, NY 

Apr 6: “Curiosity, MAVEN and the Search for Life on Mars - (in 3-D)”   & “SpaceX, Space Shuttle Retirement, Orion, Antares Launch from VA & more.”  Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ,  1 PM

 

May 2014

May 19 Mercy College: “Curiosity, MAVEN,MOM and the Search for Life on Mars -  (in 3-D)” & “SpaceX, Boeing, Space Shuttle Retirement, Orion EFT-1 Mission, Antares Launch from Virginia & more.”  Dobbs Ferry, NY 

June 2014

June 9, 13: “SpaceX Launch, Orion Launch, Boeing CST-100 ” - Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, evenings

 

RockOn Suborbital Launch: June 26, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn - June 25/26, Chincoteague, VA. Article/photos

 

July 2014

Antares/Cygnus Launch to ISS: July 11, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn - July 10-12, Chincoteague, VA

 

Sept 2014

Sept 15-21 “SpaceX and CLIO Launches” & “Orion EFT-1 update” - Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, evenings

 

Oct 2014

Oct 14: Whats the Future of NASA Human Spaceflight with Orion and Commercail Astronuat Taxis” & Antares/Space Station from NASA in Virginia”: 7:30 PM, Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Princeton, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

 

Oct 19-21: Antares/Cygnus Launch to ISS: NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

 

Dec  2014

Orion EFT-1 Launch Dec 4/SpaceX Launch Dec 1: NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral.  Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, Nov 30 to Dec 6, evenings

2013 - at a glance; details below

Feb 12, 2013: Curiosity & NASA’s Search for Life in the Universe - 3D”, The Pines, Whiting, NJ

Feb 26- March 1:  SpaceX Launch”, “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars”, “Shuttle Finale & Retirement”; Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

March 14: “Antares Launch”, “Shuttle Finale & Retirement”; Salisbury, MD

April 9: Antares Launch”, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ

April 10: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars -  (3-D)”. ATT Facility, Middletown, NJ

April 11: NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (3-D)”). Elementary School, Princeton, NJ 

April 15-17: “Antares Launch at NASA Wallops”, “Shuttle Finale & Retirement”; Chincoteague, VA

April 20/21: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars - (3-D)”. NEAF Astronomy Forum, Suffern, NY 

Apr 28: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars - (3-D)”.  Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ,  130 PM

May 21: NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (3-D)”; Elementary School, Burlington County, NJ

Jun 4/5:CIBER Suborbital Launch, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Jun 11: “Send Your Name to Mars on NASA MAVEN, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”, AAAP, NJ State Planetarium, Trenton, NJ

Jun 12: “Send Your Name to Mars on NASA MAVEN, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”, RAS, Franklin Institute, Phila,PA

Jun 23/24: “Black Brant & Terrier Orion Launches - Daytime Dynamo, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia, MAVEN Mars”, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Aug 12/13:RockSatX Launch, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia, MAVEN Mars”, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Sep 5/6:LADEE Lunar Launch”, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Sep 17-19:Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”: NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Oct 3: “Curiosity, MAVEN and the Search for Life on Mars - (3-D)”, STAR, Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ

Oct 8: “Historic LADEE Lunar and Antares/Space Station Launches from NASA in Virginia”: 8 PM, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

Nov 14-19:  MAVEN Mars Launch”, “Curiosity Rover, SpaceX Launch”, Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 7 PM

Nov 19: “Minotaur Launch”, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Dec 3: SpaceX Launch

Dec 10: “Antares/ISS Launch from NASA Virginia” & “MAVEN & SpaceX Launch update”: 8 PM, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

Dec 11: “Curiosity, MAVEN and the Search for Life on Mars”, “LADEE  & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”, RAS, Franklin Institute, Phila, PA, 8 PM

Dec 14/15: “Antares/Cygnus Launch to ISS”, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

 

New APOD by Ken 12 Dec 2011 Unusual Vein of Deposited Rock on Mars

2011: Top Stories from the Best Year Ever for NASA Planetary Science!

Mars, Kids & Ken in 3-D -

Everyone loves seeing Ken’s very popular Mars & Space 3-D talks

 

2013

2013

*Curiosity & MAVEN, Dec 11,RAS, Franklin Inst, Phila, PA

*Antares,Curiosity & MAVEN,Dec 10,AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton,NJ

*MAVEN/Curiosity/SpaceX, Nov 14-26,KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL 

*Curiosity Mission &3D, Oct 3,STAR, Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ

*Antares, LADEE,Curiosity, Oct 8, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

*Antares, LADEE,Sep 5/6/17/18,Rodeway Inn,Chincoteague,VA

*MAVEN/Curiosity/SpaceX, Nov 21-22,KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL 

*LADEE, Antares & Mars, Jun 12,RAS, Franklin Inst, Phila, PA

*Suborbital,LADEE,Aug12/13,Jun 4/23,Rodeway Inn,Chincoteague,VA

*Mars,LADEE&Antares,Jun11,AAAP,NJStatePlanetarium,Trenton,NJ

*Curiosity Mission &3D, Apr 20/21, 2013, NEAF, Suffern, NY

*NASA Mars Rovers, May 21, Burlington County School, NJ

*Curiosity Mission &3D,Apr 28, WashXingStatePark, Titusville, NJ

*Antares Launch, Apr 15-17, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

*Curiosity Mission &3D, Apr 10, ATT, Middletown, NJ

*Antares Launch, Apr 9, Princeton U, AAAP, Princeton, NJ

*Curiosity/SpaceX/ISS,Feb 26 - Mar 1,KSCQualityInn,Titusville,FL 

*Curiosity/NASA Search for Life, Feb 12,The Pines, Whiting, NJ

 

January 2013

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Day: Jan 23, NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”; Princeton, NJ

 

February 2013

Feb 12, 2013: Curiosity & NASA’s Search for Life in the Universe - 3D”, The Pines, Whiting, NJ

Feb 26- March 1:  “SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty”, “Curiosity Exploration of Mars”; Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

 

March 2013

SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon CRS-2 Launch to ISS:  Cape Canaveral, March 1

March 4:  “SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty”, “Curiosity Exploration of Mars”; Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 7 PM

March 14: “Antares Launch”, “Shuttle Finale & Retirement”; Salisbury, MD

Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Quality Inn,  Titusville, March 1, “SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty”, “Curiosity Exploration of Mars”

 

April 2013

Antares/Cygnus 1st Launch: Apr 21 NASA Wallops Island, Virginia

Ken’s Antares interview at local CBS TV News - here

April 9:  Antares Launch” , Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, 8 PM,

April 10: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars -  (in 3-D)”. ATT Facility, Middletown, NJ

April 15-17: “Antares Launch at NASA Wallops”, “Shuttle Finale & Retirement”; NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

April 20/21: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars -  (in 3-D)” & “SpaceX, Space Shuttle Retirement, Orion, Antares & more.”  NEAF Astronomy Forum, Suffern, NY  - NEAF Website

Apr 28: “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars - (in 3-D)”   & “SpaceX, Space Shuttle Retirement, Orion, Antares & more.”  Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ,  130 PM

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Day: Apr 11, NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”; Princeton, NJ

 

May 2013

May 4: Curiosity on Mars, Mercer County, NJ

May 21: NASA’s Trio of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”; Elementary School, Mars Rovers Day, Burlington County, NJ

 

June 2013

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP): Jun 11 at NJ State Planetarium, Trenton, NJ, 8 PM: “Send Your Name to Mars on NASA MAVEN, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”,  AAAP Website

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: June 12; Philadelphia, PA, 8 PM.   “Send Your Name to Mars on NASA MAVEN Mars Launch, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia” - Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

Black Brant XII Rocket Launch- CIBER Astro Sat mission:  June 4/5,  NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Blank Brant XII/CIBER Launch story/photos

at Universe Today - here & here and Space.com - here

 

Black Brant V & Terrier Orion Rocket Launches - Daytime Dynamo mission:  June 23/24,  NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Jun 24, 930 AM launch), Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn (Jun 23, 8 PM), Chincoteague, VA

 

July 2013

Curiosity mosaic Sol 169 - featured in July 2013 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine, p.89

 

Aug 2013

Aug 12/13:RockSatX Launch, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia, MAVEN Mars”, Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

 

September 2013

LADEE Lunar Launch: Sep. 6, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Antares/Cygnus Demo Launch to ISS: Sep 18, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Sep 5/6/7:LADEE Lunar Launch”, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn, Chincoteague, VA

Sep 17-19:Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”: NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn (8 PM), Chincoteague, VA

Sep 26-28: “MAVEN Mars mission - Inside the KSC Clean room”- NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida & Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

 

October 2013

Oct 3: “Curiosity, MAVEN and the Search for Life on Mars - (3-D)”, 8 PM, STAR Astronomy Club, Brookdale Community College - Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

Oct 8: “Historic LADEE Lunar and Antares/Space Station Launches from NASA in Virginia”: 8 PM, Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Princeton, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

Juno Earth Flyby - Oct 9: Earth flyby mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo at NBC News, Daily Mail & Universe Today

 

November 2013

 

MAVEN Mars Launch: Nov 18, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Nov 15- 22:  MAVEN Mars Launch”, “Curiosity Rover,” ISS Overflight Starparty”, “SpaceX Launch”, Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

 

Minotaur Launch, Nov 19:  NASA Wallops Island, VA

 

SpaceX Launch, Nov. 22, Cape Canaveral, FL - and Nov. 21/22 Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

 

 

December 2013

 

Dec 10: “Antares/Space Station Launches from NASA in Virginia”: 8 PM, Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Princeton, AAAP, Princeton U, Princeton, NJ

 

Dec 11:  Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Wed, 8 PM;  Curiosity, MAVEN and the Search for Life on Mars - (in 3-D)”, “MAVEN Mars Launch, LADEE Lunar & Antares ISS Launches from Virginia”, Website: RAS

 

SpaceX Launch, Dec 3, Cape Canaveral, FL - and Nov. 21/22 Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn, Titusville, Florida, 8 PM

 

Antares/Cygnus Launch to ISS: Dec 17, NASA Wallops Island, VA & Rodeway Inn -  Dec 14-18, Chincoteague, VA

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2012

 2012: lectures at a glance

*Curiosity Landing & 3-D,Dec 11,Princeton U & AAAP ,Princeton,NJ

*Atlantis & NASA Future, Dec6,STAR, Brookdale CC, Lincroft, NJ

*Mars Rovers, GRAIL & Vesta in 3D, July 13/14,APO,Tupper Lake,NY

*Curiosity Landing & NASA Future,Nov 16,AAI,UnionCC,Cranford,NJ

*Transit of Venus: Jun 5, AAAP, Princeton University, NJ

*Curiosity landing & Vesta in 3 D,Jun 13,RAS,Franklin Inst,Phila,PA

*Vesta,GRAIL,Mercury,Curiosity,Mar16,RAC,RocklandCC,Suffern,NY

*Atlantis & NASA Future, Mar 24, NJAA, High Bridge, NJ

 

January 2012

 

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Jan 11, Wed, 7 PM.  “8 Years of Mars Rovers & Search for Life- Mars & Vesta in 3 D”,  “Last Panorama from Spirit”,  “Opportunity Explores Endeavour Crater”,  “DAWN arrival at Asteroid Vesta       Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

 

February 2012

Starparty - Planetary Conjunction

 

March 2012

Rockland Astronomy Club at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY, March 16, Fri, 8 PM.  “NASA’s Year of the Solar System: DAWN at Asteroid Vesta, MESSENGER, GRAIL and Curiosity Mars Rover (plus 3-D”). Website:  http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/
SUNY Rockland Community College announcement:
http://www.sunyrockland.edu/community/calendar-of-events/nasa-triumphant-year-of-the-solar-system

 

New Jersey Astronomical Association NJAA- Voorhees State Park: High Bridge, NJ, March 24, Sat., 8 PM  “Atlantis, the End of America’s Shuttle Program and What’s Beyond for NASA".  Website: http://www.njaa.org/, http://www.njaa.org/calendar.html

NJ.com lecture announcement

 

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

Starparty - Moon, Venus, Jupiter Conjunction

 

April 2012

 

Curiosity Rover:  April 1 - Halfway to Mars

 

ISS Skywatch at Princeton University, Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP):  Princeton, NJ, Apr 10 - 9 PM, Apr 11- 8 PM, Apr 13- 8 PM

 

ISS Sightings story and photos - Week of April 9

 

Shuttle Discovery Arrival at Smithsonian NASM Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia: April 17 &19 - Ken’s Flyover Photos and shuttle arrival articles.   NASM website

 

Slideshow of Ken’s Shuttle Discovery & Enterprise images at Scientific American - here & here

Ken’s nose to nose shuttle image at Universe Today - here

 

Shuttle Enterprise Flyover of NYC & Statue of Liberty-April 27 here

 

May 2012

 

Inside Space Shuttle Endeavour - Powered-Up for Last Time:

Photo/Story/Interview at Scientific American

 

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon launch to ISS” & “Atlas V launch” & “Last View inside Powered-up Space Shuttle Endeavour” & “ISS Overflight Starparty

 

Atlas V Launch of AEHF-2 comsat for US Air Force -  here

 

SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon Launch to ISS:  May 22, 4:55 AM EDT - launch article & pics - here & here

 

June 2012

 

Enterprise Barge Voyage around NYC: June 3 & June 6       Enterprise Image Cruising NYC waterfront at Scientific American - here

 

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, June 13, Wed, 7 PM.  “Curiosity Mars landing & DAWN at Asteroid Vesta” & “GRAIL Lunar Orbiters”        Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

Transit of Venus - June 5: Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) viewing at Princeton University Campus - 4 PM gather at Peyton Hall. Viewing at Engineering Lot begins 6 PM until sunset.  

Ken does Transit of Venus Outreach at Princeton University                     - Trenton Times newspaper photo

http://princetonastronomy.org/

NASA Website & webcast info:

 http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/

 

Atlas V Spysat launch - June 20 - here

Delta 4 Heavy Spysat Launch - June 29 - here & here

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Atlas V Spy Satellite Launch”, Delta 4 Heavy Spy Satellite Launch”, Recent SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty.”

 

 

July 2012

Adirondack Public Observatory - Adirondack State Park: The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY, July 13 & 14.    “8 Years of Mars Rovers & Search for Life- Mars & Vesta in 3 D”, “GRAIL Lunar Orbiters”, “Historic SpaceX Launch” & “Orion Spacecraft Visit” & “Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in NYC.”

Website: http://www.apobservatory.org/

http://apobservatory.org/pages/etc/events_KenKremer.html

http://apobservatory.org/pages/news.html#13July2012

http://apobservatory.org/pages/news.html#31August2012b

APO - 2 Lecture website & abstracts. The Wild Center website.

APO Mars 3-D Lecture Posters- here & here & here

 

Kennedy Space Center -  Orion Spacecraft Unveiling

 

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Atlas V Spy Satellite Launch”, Delta 4 Heavy Spy Satellite Launch”, Recent SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty”, “Orion Spacecraft Unveiling.”

 

August 2012

Curiosity Rover landed safely on Mars - 6 August 2012

Dawn departs Asteroid Vesta - August 2012

Mission extended at Vesta !

Ken Kremer with Curiosity Mars Rover

in the Clean Room prior to launch

 

Woodlane Center: Langhorne, PA,  “Curiosity Landing”

 

New: Curiosity Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

Published at NBC News here & here, Sols 2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 24

Astronomy Picture of the Day APOD (Aug 27, 2012), 

 Scientific American  and Universe Today

 

September 2012

 

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flyaway from KSC: Sep 19  - Last Flight of a NASA Space Shuttle

Ken Kremer stands inches away from Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center up-close on the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) just moments before the shuttle is towed out from the crane- photos by Walter Scriptunis/Spaceflight Now - here, here & here

Endeavour KSC Flyaway Photo by Ken published at Scientific American - here. Shot from the roof of the iconic VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) at KSC on Sept 19.

Endeavour KSC Flyaway - Preparations, towing, MDD, SCA-747, VAB, OPF and departure coverage; - here, here, here, & here 

Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Quality Inn,  Titusville, Sep 12-18 “Space Shuttle Endeavour Departs KSC”, “Curiosity Landing and Exploration of Mars”,  “SpaceX launch & “ISS Overflight Starparty

 

New: Curiosity Mars Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

Published at NBC News-  here & here & here

 

October 2012

New: Curiosity Mars Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

Published at NBC News:  Sols 50, 64, 66 -  here

 

November 2012

 

Amateur Astronomer’s Inc (AAI) at Union County College: Nov 16,  8 PM, Cranford, NJ, Fri, 8 PM. “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars - the 1st 90 Sols (in 3-D)”. 

AAI Website:  http://www.asterism.org

 

PBS NOVA TV “Ultimate Mars Challenge” documentary -

Premiere Airdate; 14 Nov 2012 at 9 PM EDT

- features several Curiosity Mars rover mosaics by Ken & Marco

PBS NOVA Website:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/ultimate-mars-challenge.html - watch online

 

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Nov 13, 8 PM, “Curiosity Mars rover update”.  Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

 

New: Curiosity Mars Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

Scientific American - Curiosity Glenelg mosaic - here

BBC News:  Sol 85 self portrait & Sols 24, 58, 64 and 66 at Rocknest & Glenelg - here & here

Ciel & Espace - Sol 24 here

 

December 2012

 

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton U, Princeton, NJ, Dec 11 (Tue), 8 PM, “Curiosity and the Search for Life on Mars - (in 3-D)”. 

Free Lecture at Peyton Hall (Astrophysics Dept) on Ivy Lane. Lots of Free parking.

  Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Ken’s Space photos & Mars mosaics for sale

 

STAR Astronomy Club: Monmouth Museum at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ.  Dec 6, 8 PM. “Atlantis, the Premature End of NASA’s Shuttle Program and What’s Beyond for NASA: Shuttle, Station, Orion, SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon, Orbital Antares/Cygnus”

STAR Websites: http://www.starastronomy.org/

http://www.starastronomy.org/events/meeting/star-december-meeting

 

Geminid Meteor Shower: Dec 13

 

New: Curiosity Mars Mosaics by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

NASA Watch/SpaceRef - here & here

Universe Today - here

 

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January 2011

 

New APOD     29 Jan 2011    Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater 

 

7 Years of Opportunity on Mars

 

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, January 11, Tue, 8 PM. “The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA with Orion & Falcon 9”  & “7 Years of Mars Rovers: Update.”        Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Science & Discovery Night
: Lawrenceville, NJ, “Twin Mars Rovers in 3 D” & “Final Flight of Shuttle Discovery.”

                                Solar & Lunar Eclipse Coverage

Spectacular Photos from the Jan. 4 Partial Solar Eclipse,     Red Moon, Red Planet

Mars Rover Coverage

7 Years of Spirit,   Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater 

 

February 2011

 

STS-133: Discovery Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

STARDUST-NeXT Flyby of Comet Temple 1 on Feb. 14, 2011

 

March 2011

 

Princeton Science Fair:   Princeton, NJ. "7 Years of Mars Rovers (in 3 D)”.   

Littlebrook Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

 

April 2011

STS-134: Endeavour Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Yuri’s Night at West Windsor Arts Center: West Windsor, NJ, April 12, 5:30 – 9:30 PM. “50 Years of Human Spaceflight  to the Space Shuttle and Beyond”. Website: http://yurisnight.androckets.com/  ,  http://www.westwindsorartscenter.org/ ,   http://yurisnight.net/

Yuri’s Night Poster:

http://yurisnight.androckets.com/images/stories/ww-yurisnightposter.pdf

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May 2011


Littlebrook Elementary School, Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)” & “Last Flight of Shuttle Endeavour”

Astronomy Club, Tolland, CT, May 29, “Last Flight of Shuttle Endeavour”, “Twin Rovers on Mars”

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Last Flight of Shuttle Endeavour”, “Twin Rovers on Mars”

 

New APOD 30 May 2011 Last Panorama of Spirit Rover on Mars

 

June 2011

 

 Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Jun 13, Wed, 7 PM.  “Last Panorama from Spirit”,  Last Flight of Shuttle Endeavour”,  “DAWN arrival at Asteroid Vesta       Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

July 2011

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Last Flight of Shuttle Atlantis”, “Twin Rovers on Mars”

STS-135: Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

August 2011

Black Forest Star Party:  Cherry Springs , PA, Aug 27, Sat, 5 PM, “Atlantis, the End of America’s Shuttle Program & What’s Beyond for NASA: An Eyewitness Account”, “7 Years of Mars Rovers”, “Juno Jupiter Orbiter”

Website:  http://www.bfsp.org/starparty/schedule.cfm,

http://www.bfsp.org/starparty/features.cfm

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Launch of Juno Jupiter Orbiter”, “Twin Rovers on Mars”

 

September 2011

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Launch of GRAIL Lunar Orbiter”, “Twin Rovers on Mars”

 

 October 2011

Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Doylestown, PA, at Peace Valley Nature Center, Oct. 5, Wed, 8 PM, "7 Years of Mars Rovers (plus 3 D)”,  “Last Panorama from Spirit”,  “Opportunity Explores Endeavour Crater” and “Dawn arrival at Asteroid Vesta     Website: http://www.bma2.org/

November 2011

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Nov 8, Tue, 8 PM, “Atlantis and What’s Beyond for NASA: Shuttle, Station, Orion, SpaceX & Robots” Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center:  Titusville NJ, Nov 12, Sat, 1PM.  Atlantis, the End of America’s Shuttle Program & What’s Beyond for NASA: An Eyewitness Account”.    Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/washcros.html

Gloucester County College Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, Nov 16, 8 PM, "7 Years of Mars Rovers - Mars & Vesta in 3 D)”,  “Last Panorama from Spirit”,  Opportunity Explores Endeavour Crater” and “Dawn arrival at Asteroid Vesta”.  Website: http://www.gccnj.edu/

Kennedy Space Center, Quality Inn, “Launch of Curiosity -- Mars Science Laboratory”

Opportunity Mars mosaic in Nov. 2011 Astronomy magazine -100 best photos 2011

Phoenix Mars mosaic in Scientific American magazine Nov 2011 issue

December 2011

Princeton Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, “Twin Rovers Explore Mars (in 3-D)”

In the Clean room with GRAIL Lunar Orbiter: JPL scientist & Ken Kremer  

 Ken Kremer & Space Shuttle Atlantis -

On top of Launch Gantry  for STS-134              

STS-135 : Final Space Shuttle Launch   

Last Panorama from Spirit Mars Rover - APOD 30 May 2011

Mosaic by Ken Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Kremer

Photos, Posters and Postcards

For Sale

 

 

Postcards above: Spirit & Opportunity Mars rovers;Space Shuttle Endeavour at Pad 39A

Curiosity Blastoff - Nov 2011

    Delta 4 Heavy Launch - Ken Kremer

  

 

 

Endeavour Flight Deck

 

 

Ken and Shuttle at STS 125 Liftoff  Final Hubble repair mission

Ken & Robonaut at KSC

Kids enjoy Mars 3-D talk by Ken

Delta 4 Heavy Launch - Ken Kremer

Ken Kremer inside the Space Shuttle Launch Control Center (LCC) at KSC

Launch Director Console

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmanned Science Missions

Orion Capsule & Project Constellation

International Space Station

Hubble Space Telescope

Atlas, Delta & Ares
Rockets

Spaceflight Magazine Articles

Recent Articles

MARS PhotoMosiacs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Lectures

December 2010

 

Gloucester County College Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, "The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA with Orion & Falcon 9”.  

 
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Dec 8, Wed, 8 PM.  “6 Years of Mars Rovers: Update.”        Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

November 2010

 

 STS 133 Space Shuttle Launch Coverage:  November 1, 2010

Final Flight of Discovery,   Discovery's Final Cargo Arrives at Launch Pad

Plantation Astronomy Club: “The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA with Orion & Falcon 9”.      Website:


Village Astronomy Club: Whats Beyond for NASA: Shuttle, Station, Orion & Falcon 9”.  Website:


Philcon Science Fiction Conference
at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ, Nov 20, Sat, 1PM, 7 PM.  “6 Years Roving Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D” & “Eyewitness to the Final Shuttle Missions, Orion & Falcon 9”.  Website: http://2010a.philcon.org/

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center:  Titusville NJ, Nov 21, Sunday 1PM.  “6 Years of Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”.    Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/washcros.html

Riverside Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, “Twin Rovers Explore Mars (in 3-D)”

October 2010

Orion Coverage: Orion Launch Abort System Stops in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute

Stella Della Valley Star Party & Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Ottsville, PA, Oct 9, Sat, 3 PM. "The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA with Orion & Falcon 9” &  “Mars Rover Update”              Website: http://www.bma2.org/Sdv.html

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute:
Philadelphia, PA, Oct 13, Wed, 8 PM.  “The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA with Orion & Falcon 9”.        Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

Lewis School: Princeton, NJ.  “The Final Flight of Shuttle Discovery: Up-Close and Personal” 

Lawrence Public Library:  Lawrenceville, NJ. “Final Flight of Discovery and Whats Ahead for NASA”

 

September 2010

STS 133 Space Shuttle Pre-Launch Coverage 

Space Shuttle Discovery is Hoisted and Mated to the External Fuel Tank

UACNJ Astronomy Symposium: Hope NJ, Sep 25, Sat, 8 PM.  "The Space Shuttle, The Space Station and Whats Beyond for NASA”. Website: http://www.uacnj.org/

 

June 2010

Café Scientifique: Philadelphia, PA, June 1, 6 PM, Belle Cena Restaurant.  “6 Years of Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”

Website: http://www.sciencecafephila.org/Home.html

 

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Jun 12, Wed, 8 PM.  “Eyewitness Highlights from Last Flight of Shuttle Atlantis”.   Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility  -  On Site Reporting

 

Tour of NASAs Orion Manned Capsule,
 Last 2 Space Shuttle External Tanks

 

 May 2010

STAR Astronomy Club: Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ.  May 6, 7 PM. “LRO & LCROSS: America Returns to the Moon”

Website: http://www.starastronomy.org/events/meeting/lro-lcross-america-returns-moon

Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Reporting direct from the Kennedy Space Center

STS 132: Final Flight of Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station

Delivery of Russian ‘Rassvet’ Science Module

Landing of Atlantis at KSC,
 Arrival of Last Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters at KSC

Delta 4 GPS Satellite Launch from Cape Canaveral

Tribute to Space Shuttle Atlantis

 

April 2010

 Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Reporting direct from the Kennedy Space Center

STS 131: Shuttle Discovery penultimate mission to the International Space Station

Delivery of Leonardo supply module

 

March 2010

Villages Astronomy Club: “Eyewitness to LRO & LCROSS: America Returns to the Moon”

Websites & Photos:

http://www.vlgastroclub.org/2101.html

http://www.vlgastroclub.org/31601.html

http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com/news/local/article_3179dc82-45f1-5ac7-893a-37e9d671c2be.html

Joy Lutheran Church: Ocala, FL, Mar 20, 11 AM. “6 Years of Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)” Website: http://www.joyocala.org/events/mr.html

Littlebrook Elementary School, Astronomy Night: “Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

 

February 2010

Plantation Astronomy Club: “Eyewitness to LRO & LCROSS: America Returns to the Moon”

Website: http://www.palhoa.com/id103.html

IS School:  NJ,  Twin Rovers Explore Mars (in 3-D)”

Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Reporting direct from the Kennedy Space Center

STS 130 mission to the International Space Station;
 Delivery of Tranquility and Cupola

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) ,
Atlas 5 Launch from Cape Canaveral

 

January 2010

Gloucester County College Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, Jan, TBD, 7 PM.   “Fixing Hubble: Eyewitness to Shuttle Atlantis Launch to save The People’s Telescope”

Website:  http://www.gccnj.edu/news_and_alerts/rotating_ads/ken_kremer.cfm

Year in Space 2010: Weekly Desk Calendar: Dec 28 - Jan 3. Spirit Mars mosaic from Martian mountaintop, published in celebration of 6th anniversary of Spirit landing on Mars

Website: http://www.yearinspace.com/the-week-in-space/148-december-28-2009-robot-revisited.html

Space Shuttle STS 130
Pre-Launch Coverage from the Kennedy Space Center

 

December  2009

Riverside Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, Dec 9, 6 PM

Phoenix and the Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

 

November 2009

Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Reporting direct from the Kennedy Space Center

STS 129 mission to the International Space Station

Tranquility & Cupola:
 Next manned Modules for the International Space Station

Atlas 5 Launch from Cape Canaveral

 

October 2009

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Oct 13, Tue, 8 PM. “ LRO & LCROSS: Post Impact Update” , “Mars Rover Update”

Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Oct 14, Wed, 8 PM.  “LRO & LCROSS Impact Update: America Returns to the Moon”, “Mars Rover Update”.       Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

Stella Della Valley Star Party & Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Ottsville, PA, Oct 17, Sat, 3 PM. “Fixing Hubble: Eyewitness to Shuttle Atlantis Launch to save The People’s Telescope”. “Mars Rover Update”,  “LRO & LCROSS Impact Update”

 Website: http://www.bma2.org/Sdv.html

UACNJ Astronomy Symposium: Hope NJ, Oct 18, Sun, 2 PM.  "Eyewitness to Hubble/Shuttle Launch & Personal Postcards from Mars",   “LRO & LCROSS Impact Update”

Website: http://www.uacnj.org/

NJ Gifted Children at Mercer County Community College: West Windsor, NJ Oct 24, Sat, 9 AM. “Twin Robots Exploring Mars (IN 3-D)”

Website:  http://www.njagc.org/

 

September 2009

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Sep 8, Tue, 8 PM. “Eyewitness to LRO & LCROSS: America Returns to the Moon”

Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Sep 9, Wed, 8 PM.  “Fixing Hubble: Eyewitness to Shuttle Atlantis Launch to save The People’s Telescope”

Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

May 2009

Plantation Astronomy Club: Leesburg, FL, May 18, 7 PM. "Mars, Saturn, Asteroids, Hubble and Beyond (in 3D)"

Website: http://www.palhoa.com/id103.html

Villages Astronomy Club: The Villages, FL. May 19, 7 PM. "Mars, Saturn, Asteroids, Hubble and Beyond (in 3D)"

Websites & Photos:

http://www.vlgastroclub.org/2101.html

http://www.vlgastroclub.org/31601.html

http://www.thevillagesdailysun.com
/articles/2009/05/20/news/news01.txt


 

Space Shuttle Launch Coverage

Reporting direct from the Kennedy Space Center

STS 125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope

LRO & LCROSS: Lunar missions,  Atlas 5 Launch from Cape Canaveral

 

April 2009

Gloucester County College (GCC) Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, April 15, 7 PM. “Launching DAWN to Asteroids: From Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center”

Website: http://www.gccnj.edu/news_and_
alerts/rotating_ads/ken_kremer.cfm

 

March 2009

Rockland Astronomy Club at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY, March 6, Fri, 8 PM.  “Mars, Saturn, Asteroids and Beyond in 3-D”
Website:  http://www.sunyrockland.edu/community/calendar-of-events/astronomy-series-lecture-2/?searchterm=kremer

 

Amateur Astronomer’s Inc (AAI) at Union County College: Cranford, NJ, 8 PM.                 “Daring Flight of the Phoenix: Icy Jackpot Hit on Mars (in 3-D)”. 

Website:  http://www.asterism.org

 

Science and Engineering Expo, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ:  March 19, 9 AM.  “A 3-D Mars Experience: Phoenix and the Twin Rovers”.

Website: http://www.princeton.edu/~pccm/outreach/seeprinceton.htm

 

Upper Moreland Middle School: Hatboro, PA, March 25, 7 PM. “A 3-D Mars Experience:  Mars Day Celebration”.

Website: http://umtsd.org/MiddleSchool/index_middle_school.htm

 

Littlebook Elementary School: Princeton, NJ, Mar 27, 7 PM, Twin Mars Rovers in 3-D”

 

Feb 2009

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Feb 11, 8 PM, “Mars Mission Update”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

 

Riverside Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, Feb 20, 6 PM.  “Phoenix and the Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

 

Kellman Brown Academy: Voorhees, NJ, Feb 27.  “Twin Mars Rovers in 3-D”

 

January 2009

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Jan 13, 8 PM. “Daring Flight of the Phoenix & 5 Years of Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”.   Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

Doylestown Presbyterian Church:  Doylestown, PA, Jan 7, 6:30 PM. “Phoenix and the Twin Mars Rovers in 3-D”
Website: http://www.dtownpc.org/frames12.html

 

 

December 2008

Riverside Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, Dec 4, 6 PM.  “Phoenix and the Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”.

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Dec 10, 8 PM.  “Daring Flight of the Phoenix Mars Lander: Icy Jackpot Hit on Mars (in 3-D)”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

November 2008

Gloucester County College, Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, Nov 17, 8 PM. “Daring Flight of the Phoenix: Icy Jackpot Hit on Mars (in 3-D)”. Website: http://www.gccnj.edu/

Rockland Astronomy Club at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY, Nov 21, Fri, 8 PM.  “Daring Flight of the Phoenix: Icy Jackpot Hit on Mars (in 3-D)”. Website: http://www.sunyrockland.edu/community/calendar-of-events/astronomy-series-lecture-2/?searchterm=kremer

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Wed, Nov 12, 9 PM.  “Mars Rovers in 3-D”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org
 

October 2008

Plantation Astronomy Club: Leesburg, FL, Oct 20, 8 PM.   “Launching DAWN to Asteroids; Landing Phoenix on Icy Martian Jackpot: Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center (in 3-D)”. Website: http://www.palhoa.com/id103.html

 

David Sarnoff Library; Martians for Education Festival: Princeton, NJ, Oct 22, 8 PM. “Looking for Life on Mars: Phoenix and the Twin Rovers (in 3-D)”.  Website: http://www.davidsarnoff.org/m4e_festival_2008.html

http://www.davidsarnoff.org/kremer-looking-for-life-on-mars.html

 

Stella Della Valley Star Party & Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Ottsville, PA, Oct 25, 3 PM.  “Launching DAWN to Asteroids; Landing Phoenix on Icy Martian Jackpot: Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center (in 3-D)”.

 Website: http://www.bma2.org/Sdv.html

 

April 2008

Gloucester County College, Astronomy Club: Sewell, NJ, Apr 23, 8 PM. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”.  Website: http://www.gccnj.edu/

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center:  Titusville NJ, Apr 12, “Mars, Saturn, Asteroids and Beyond in 3-D”.

NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”, “Launching DAWN to Asteroids”

Raritan Valley Community College: Somerville, NJ, Apr 2, "Launching DAWN (and Phoenix): From Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center Press Site"

 

February 2008

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute - Lunar Eclipse Night: Philadelphia, PA, Feb 20, 8 PM.  “Lunar, Solar and Martian Eclipses”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

January 2008

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Science & Discovery Night: Lawrenceville, NJ, “Twin Mars Rovers in 3 D”

November 2007

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Nov 14, 8 PM.  “Titans Lakes”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

October 2007

Stella Della Valley Star Party & Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA): Ottsville, PA, Oct 20.   “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

 Website: http://www.bma2.org/Sdv.html

Amateur Astronomer’s Inc (AAI) at Union County College: Cranford, NJ, Oct. 19. Launching Dawn (and Phoenix) From behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center Press Site”. Website:  http://www.asterism.org

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Oct 10, 8 PM.  “Launching DAWN to Asteroids, Launching Phoenix to Mars”.

Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

September 2007

Stetson University: Deland, FL, Sep 13, 7 PM. “Exploring Mars and Asteroids, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

Central Florida Astronomical Society: Orlando, FL, Sep 12, 7 PM. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

Plantation Astronomy Club: Leesburg, FL, Sep 10, 8 PM.   “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

April 2007

Explorer’s Club: NY, NY, Apr. 23, “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”. 

NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY, Apr 28/29. “Exploring Mars and the Solar System, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”. 

Rittenhouse Astronomical Society (RAS) at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Apr 11, 8 PM.  “Mars, Saturn, Comets and Beyond in 3-D”. Website: http://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org

March 2007

Raritan Valley Community College: Somerville, NJ, Mar 27, 7 PM. “Our Solar System in 3-D”

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society: Utica, NY, Mar 11, 7 PM. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

Utica Public Library: Utica, NY, Mar 10, 7 PM. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

Museum for Kids: Utica, NY, Mar 10, “Twin Robots Exploring Mars in 3 D”, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”.

Website: http://www.museum4kids.net/AstronomyNASA.htm

January 2007

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Science & Discovery Night: Lawrenceville, NJ, “Twin Mars Rovers in 3 D”

November 2006

Samsel Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

Princeton Elementary School, Family Astronomy Night: Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

October 2006

Amateur Astronomer’s Inc (AAI) at Union County College: Cranford, NJ, Oct 20, 8 PM. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

Website:  http://www.asterism.org

NJ Science Teachers Convention, Somerset, NJ, Oct 11, “Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”.   

Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center, Childrens Space & Astronomy Fair, Rockland Astronomy Club: Suffern, NY, Oct 7,  Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

STAR Astronomy Club, Middletown, NJ, Oct 5, “Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”.   

World Space Week at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Oct 1, “Mars, Saturn, Asteroids and Beyond in 3-D”.

September 2006

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center:  Titusville NJ, Sep 30, “Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”.   

Space Night at the Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA, Sep 19, “Blast-off for Outer Space

July 2006

National Air & Space Museum - Mars Day Celebration: Washington, DC. “30th Anniversary of the Viking Landings on Mars”

May 2006

NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) at Rockland Community College: Suffern, NY, May 6/7. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”.

April 2006

Super Science Weekend at New Jersey State Museum: Trenton, NJ, Apr 29/30,  “Exploring the Solar System in 3-D”

Tollgate Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Pennington, NJ, Apr 18, “Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

Washington Crossing State Park, Nature Center: Titusville NJ, Apr 2, “Mars Rovers and the Search for Life (in 3-D)”.   

Millstone River Elementary School: Plainsboro, NJ,Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

March 2006

New Jersey Astronomical Association NJAA- Voorhees State Park: High Bridge, NJ, March 25, Sat., 8 PM.  “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”.  Website: http://www.njaa.org/

Rockland Astronomy Club Annual Dinner: Suffern, NY, Mar 4, “Mars, Saturn, Asteroids and Beyond in 3-D”

Delaware Valley Astronomical Association (DVAA): Plymouth Meeting, PA, Mar 10. “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

SEE Princeton Science and Engineering Expo for Middle Schoolers at Princeton University, Princeton NJ, Mar 21. Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

Stuart Day School: Princeton, NJ, Mar 30.Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

Princeton Elementary School, Astronomy Night: Princeton, NJ, Mar 3, “Twin Mars Rovers (in 3-D)”

January 2006

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Science & Discovery Night: Lawrenceville, NJ, “Twin Rovers Explore Mars in 3-D”

November 2005

Nassau County BOCES:  Garden City, LI, NY, Nov 10, “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

New Jersey Astronomical Group (NJAG), Montclair University:  NJ, Nov 9, “Exploring Mars, the Search for Life and a Journey in 3-D”

February 2005

Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP) at Princeton University:  Princeton, NJ, Feb 8, 8 PM. “Exploring Mars”.   Website:  http://princetonastronomy.org/activities.html

January 2005

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Science & Discovery Night: Lawrenceville, NJ, “Twin Robots Explore Mars”

 

 

Ken’s New APOD’s  &  Recent Space & Astronomy Articles:


New APOD  29 Jan 2011   Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater

New APOD 30 May 2011 Last Panorama of Spirit Rover on Mars

New APOD 12 Dec 2011 Unusual Vein of Deposited Rock on Mars

Opportunity Mosaic in Nov. 2011 Astronomy magazine -100 best photos 2011

Phoenix Mars mosaic in Scientific American magazine - Nov 2011 issue

 

2011: Top Stories from the Best Year Ever for NASA Planetary Science!

Robotics Refueling Research Scores Huge Leap at Space Station

1st Student Selected MoonKAM Pictures Look Inspiringly Home to Earth

Orion Crew Capsule Targeted for 2014 Leap to High Orbit

Twin NASA Science Probes Start Lunar Gravity Mapping

Dawn gets Big Science Boost at Best Vesta Mapping Altitude

NASAs Proposed ‘InSight’ Lander would Peer to the Center of Mars in 2016

A Penny for your Curiosity on Mars

Opportunity Phones Home Dusty Self-Portraits and Ground Breaking Science

Experts React to Obama Slash to NASA’s Mars and Planetary Science Exploration

 

Two new Moons join the Moon – GRAIL Twins Achieve New Year’s Orbits
First GRAIL Twin Enters Lunar Orbit – NASA’s New Year’s Gift to Science
Dazzling Photos of the International Space Station Crossing the Moon!
Absolutely Spectacular Photos of Comet Lovejoy from the Space Station

NASA’s Dawn Orbiter snaps Best Ever Images of Vesta

Curiosity Starts First Science on Mars Sojurn

Twin Towers 9/11 Tribute by Opportunity Mars Rover

NASA Robot arrives at ‘New’ Landing Site holding Clues to Ancient Water Flow on Mars

Opportunity Snaps Gorgeous Vistas nearing Giant Endeavour Crater
Dramatic New NASA Animation Depicts Next Mars Rover in Action
Opportunity Heads for Spirit Point to Honor Dead Martian Sister;Science Team Tributes
Opportunity Rover Completes Exploring Santa Maria Crater
Opportunity Surpasses 30 KM Driving and Snaps Skylab Crater (3 D)

 
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society meeting: Ken Kremer describes the 9 Jun 2008 Aviation Week magazine cover he created soon after the Phoenix spacecraft landed on 25 May and which shows the discovery of water ice blasted free by the retro rocket thrusters on the Phoenix lander at the Martian north polar region. See the full Mars mosaic at the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) website on 12 June 2008: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080612.html

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