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NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – David Morrison
February 14, 2014 8:00 am PDT
February 14, 2014 9:00 am PDT
Unnamed Organizer
February 12, 2014
Virtual Seminar
United States


Curious about the NASA Asteroid 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 virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth. The purpose is to inform interested astronomers (both amateur and professional), students, teachers, and others who are potentially interested in contributing to studies of NEAs. Each seminar will focus on some aspect of the asteroid population, how we discover and track NEAs, and what we need to know about them if we are ever required to change the orbit of a NEA that is an impact threat.

The seminar format will be a 40-minute talk by an asteroid expert followed by 20 minutes for questions from the audience. They will be broadcast over the Internet. The audience will watch, listen and post questions by Adobe Connect using an Internet connection and a web browser.


- Feb 14 David Morrison (NASA Ames & SSERVI):
History of impacts research and planetary defense
Click here to watch the recording of David’s talk
Click here to download a copy of David’s slides

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