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NASA in town to discuss “exploring, managing a changing planet”

NASA researchers are presenting Earth and space science findings in Anchorage all this week at the 2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) at the Egan Convention Center. My slightly annotated version of the NASA presentation announcements follows -- or you can link to the NASA site to get the original.

The Symposium theme is “Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet.” Editor’s note: For the ease of East Coast reporters, the original NASA release presented times in Eastern Daylight Time; for the ease of Alaskans (and anyone attending), I’ve converted them back.  I also added a few links. Enjoy.

FROM EARTH TO THE MOON, MARS AND BEYOND AND BACK AGAIN:

Monday Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Alaska time, Performing Arts Center,
Discovery Theatre

Alphonso V. Diaz, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.


GLOBAL EARTH OBSERVATIONS:

Monday, Sept. 20, 2:20 p.m.,

Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre

Ron Birk, Program Director for Applied Sciences, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, will co-lead a panel about the Global Earth Observation System.

MARS-LIKE LANDSCAPES ON EARTH:

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.

Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre

James Garvin, Chief Scientist for Mars Exploration, NASA
Headquarters, Washington, discusses landscapes found on Earth
similar to those on Mars.

ASTER IMAGING OF VOLCANOES AS SURROGATES FOR MARS TERRAINS

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2:20 p.m., Performing Arts Center,
Discovery Theatre

David Pieri, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,
Calif., presents research from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). It has
collected a nearly ideal image data set for close analog
comparisons with Martian landscapes, particularly those of
volcanic and fluvial origin.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONSIDERATIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE MARS-EARTH EXPLORATION CAMPAIGN:
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre
Dan Clancy, NASA’s
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., hosts the
discussion.


REMOTE SENSING ON MARS WITH EARTH AS AN ANALOG:
Tuesday,
Sept. 21, 12 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theatre

Granville Paules, Lead Technologist, NASA’s Science Mission
Directorate, moderates panel discussion on remote sensing.

MAKING NASA EARTH-OBSERVING SYSTEM SATELLITE DATA ACCESSIBLE TO THE K-12 AND CITIZEN-SCIENTIST COMMUNITIES:

Friday, Sept. 24, 8:40 a.m., Egan Lower Level, Room 8
Carrie S. Phelps, Lin H. Chambers, Pauline T. Detweiler and
Susan W. Moore, NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC),
Hampton, Va., discuss the “Mentoring and inquiry using NASA
Data on Atmospheric and Earth science for Teachers and
Amateurs.”



NASA’S S’COOL PROJECT: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE REAL WORLD AND THE CLASSROOM:

Friday, Sept. 24, 1:40-5:40 p.m., Explorers Hall
Roberto Sepulveda, Susan W. Moore, and Lin H. Chambers, LaRC, present information about the CERES Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line Project.

[Read more at NASA]

Photo credit: NASA/JPL | Posted 09.20.04 at 5:31 pm


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