[meteorite-list] Watching Space Rocks: Live Chat With NASA's Asteroid Trackers
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:41:37 -0700 (PDT)
Watching Space Rocks: Live Chat With NASA's Asteroid Trackers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 23, 2009
A live videocast and chat from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Pasadena, Calif., offers a unique opportunity for viewers to ask
questions of scientists with NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office
about how NASA discovers and tracks asteroids.
The live event will air on the "NASAJPL" channel available on Ustream TV
at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasajpl on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. PDT
(7:30 p.m. EDT and 23:30 UTC).
NASA detects and tracks asteroids and comets passing close to Earth. The
Near-Earth Object Observation Program, commonly called "Spaceguard,"
discovers, characterizes and computes trajectories for these objects to
determine if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet.
-- Don Yeomans, manager, NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at JPL
-- Steve Chesley, scientist, NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at JPL
-- Paul Chodas, scientist, NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at JPL
If you are unable to take part in the live chat, you can submit
questions in advance to chatquestion at jpl.nasa.gov and watch the archived
video at a later time.
More information about NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office is
available at: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of
Technology, Pasadena, manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for
NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
Media contact: DC Agle 818-393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
agle at jpl.nasa.gov
Received on Mon 23 Mar 2009 08:41:37 PM PDT