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NASA Seminar Series on Near-Earth Asteroids

Date: 03/04/2014
Category: Opportunities & Events
By: Andy Shaner

Curious about NASA’s Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them?”

NASA is sponsoring a series of seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) to provide information of interest to astronomers (amateur and professional), students, teachers, and others who are potentially interested in contributing to studies of NEAs. The seminars will be held at 11am (Eastern) on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Information on how to join these seminars is posted at http://sservi.nasa.gov/agc-seminar-series/.

The first two presentations took place on February 14 and February 28. Click here to view the recording of the February 14th presentation by David Morrison (NASA Ames & SSERVI). The recording of the February 28th presentation by Lindley Johnson from NASA Headquarters should be posted soon.

Upcoming speakers and topics include:

Mar 14 Paul Chodas (NEO Program Office at JPL):
NEA discovery, orbit calculation and impact probability

Mar 28 Alan Harris (JPL, retired):
NEA populations and impact frequency

Apr 11 Dan Britt (University of Central Florida):
Physical properties of NEAs

This seminar series is sponsored by the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Office, with the NASA Near Earth Object Observations Program and the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

Visit the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar Series website to learn more.

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