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NASA Scientists Highlight 'Our Changing Earth' at Free Event
06.17.09
 
Michelle Williams
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-3954
Michelle.a.williams@nasa.gov

Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4044
Robert.j.Gutro@nasa.gov

Release No. 09-050

GREENBELT, Md. -- The public is invited to a free event featuring NASA and NASA-funded scientists who will highlight "Observations of Our Changing Earth from Space," on Tuesday, June 23 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. EDT at the National Academy of Sciences Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

The event will feature cutting-edge satellite science and a stunning performance by Bella Gaia violinist, Kenji Williams.

This event will feature lively discussion by four scientists, moderated by Kathy Sullivan of Ohio State University. Featured scientists include Jim Yoder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass.; Waleed Abdalati, Colorado State University, Boulder, Colo.; Christopher Justice, University of Maryland at College Park, Md.; and J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

The scientists will discuss new developments in research and benefits to society made possible by the Earth system science approach pioneered by the agency during the last 20 years. Topics covered will include oceans, wildfires, frozen areas of Earth, weather and climate.

The National Academy of Sciences is located at 2100 C St., NW, Washington. Seating is first-come, first serve. For more information, please contact Michelle Williams in Goddard's Office of Public Affairs.

For directions and accessibility via Metro, visit:

http://www.nationalacademies.org/about/contact/nas.html