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Kimberly W. Land
(Phone 757/864-9885, 757/344-8611 mobile)
RELEASE : 05-005
Tuesday, February 1:
NASA and NOAA Present: An Hour of Spectacular Visualization

Zoom through the cosmos and solar system down to Earth. Compare the 1972 Apollo 17 "Blue Marble" image of the Earth with the latest U.S. and international global satellite images that allow us to view our planet from any vantage point. See the latest images from remote sensing missions of NASA and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in a historical perspective.

Dr. Arthur Frederick Hasler, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak on "Spectacular Visualizations of Earth" at a colloquium at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, at NASA Langley's H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.

Media Briefing: A media briefing will be held at 1:15 p.m. at the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, 14 Langley Blvd., NASA Langley Research Center. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact Kimberly W. Land at (757) 864-9885 or (757) 344-8611 (mobile) to arrange for credentials.

In addition to sharing images that have been featured on the covers of Newsweek, TIME, National Geographic and Popular Science, Hasler will discuss how High Definition Television (HDTV) is revolutionizing the way we do science communication Hasler has spent most of his 40-year professional career at NASA Goddard. He developed the NASA/NOAA Earth Science Electronic Theater and has taken it on tour worldwide.

In recent years, Hasler's primary focus is in visualization for scientific analysis, public outreach and producing HDTV movies. He is famous for his visualization of severe weather events appearing in scientific and popular literature as well as on television programs, and has received numerous honors and awards.

He earned a bachelor's degree in applied math and engineering physics from the Universities of Wisconsin and Munich, as well as master and doctorate degrees in meteorology.


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