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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-5241
jharring@nasa.gov
 
Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4044
robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
 
 
Aug. 19, 2008
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M08-156
 
 
NASA to Announce New Name For GLAST, First Light Findings
 
 
WASHINGTON -- NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from NASA's Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope and the observatory's new name. The telecon also will include the Large Area Telescope's first light results, and a presentation of gamma-ray bursts that the GLAST Burst Monitor has seen since it went into operation.

Briefing participants:
- Jon Morse, director, Astrophysics Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Dennis Kovar, associate director of science for high energy physics, U.S. Department of Energy, Germantown, Md.
- Steve Ritz, GLAST project scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
- Peter Michelson, Large Area Telescope principal investigator, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
- Chip Meegan, GLAST Burst Monitor principal investigator, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

To participate in the teleconference, reporters should e-mail a request to J.D. Harrington by 1 p.m., Aug. 26. They must include their media affiliation and telephone number. Supporting information for the briefing will be posted at 1 p.m., Aug. 26, at:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/glast_findings_media.html


Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


For more information about the GLAST mission on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glast

 

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