September 3, 2010
NASA, Newseum Invite Media To Discover And Encounter Comets
NASA will commemorate a quarter-century of comet discoveries and discuss upcoming comet encounters during a symposium at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 10, in the Knight Studio of the Newseum.
The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington. The event will be covered live by NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website.
The symposium participants are:
-- James Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Anita Cochran, assistant director, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas
-- Robert Farquhar, executive for space exploration, KinetX, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
-- Mike A'Hearn, principal investigator for an upcoming NASA comet encounter mission, University of Maryland
-- Joe Veverka, principal investigator for upcoming NASA comet encounter mission, Cornell University
For more information about NASA TV downlinks and streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv