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ASE Webinar: Defending Earth from Asteroids

  • 3 Jun 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Zoom Webinar

We would like to invite you to join us for a webinar on Defending Earth from Asteroids.

Also streaming online via Facebook Live: @SpaceExplorers

1000-1200 CDT on June 3, 2020, and rebroadcast by

The Association of Space Explorers prepares for Asteroid Day 2020 with an expert panel discussion on asteroids and the threats and opportunities they present to our species. NASA planetary defense experts, a veteran NASA astronaut, a Smithsonian planetary scientist, and top engineers building asteroid detecting telescopes and the first spacecraft to test asteroid deflection discuss the latest progress in defending Earth from a potential destructive impact by a rogue near-Earth object. 

Panelists include:

• Jim Zimbelman, planetary scientist at the National Air & Space Museum

• Lindley Johnson, NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer

• Tom Jones, veteran NASA astronaut and asteroid scientist

• Kelly Fast, program manager for NASA’s NEO Observations Program

• Elena Adams, DART Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

• Amy Mainzer, University of Arizona survey director for NASA’s NEO Surveillance Mission

When: Jun 3, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Defending Earth from Asteroids 

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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