Events: AAAS Art Gallery
Calendar of Events
These events are presented in conjunction with Michael Benson's Planetfall, a new book and associated exhibit of images of the Sun, Earth and other planets, planetary satellites, asteroids and other objects produced using data from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) missions. Planetfall is on display in the AAAS Art Gallery through 28 June.
Careers in Space Science
Thursday, 23 May 2013
In conjunction with the Michael Benson exhibit, AAAS is hosting a "Careers in Space Science" event for 160 middle schoolers, to take place at AAAS on May 23, 2013. A panel of scientists working in space science and on space missions will describe their careers, how they became space scientists, and offer advice to the students. Our goal is to show students that there is a wide range of interesting career options in space science, and in science and engineering overall. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with scientists.
David is currently Astrobiology Chair at the Library of Congress, on leave from his position as curator of astrobiology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. He is a widely published writer, and currently serves on the Science Team for the Curiosity Rover mission to Mars.
A former AAAS EntryPoint fellow, Marco is an electronics engineer and oversees NASA's ground stations all over the world (including the one in Antarctica).
María José Viñas
María José is a science writer and outreach coordinator at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, covering Earth science. Her stories focus on advancements in the study of the planet's frozen regions (known as the cryosphere) and the physical properties of the oceans.
Susan is Project Director for the AAAS Geospacial Technologies and Human Rights Project. She uses satellite imaging of Earth to document human rights abuses.
Images of Our Solar System: Science Meets Art
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
The event is presented in conjunction with Michael Benson's Planetfall, a new book and associated exhibit of images of the Sun, Earth and other planets, planetary satellites, asteroids and other objects produced using data from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) missions. Planetfall is on display in the AAAS Art Gallery through 28 June.
The discussion will include Michael Benson, describing the process by which he creates the images, and Nancy Chabot, a planetary geologist from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory discussing how she uses image data to study planetary surfaces and geological processes. The discussion will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to view the Planetfall exhibit.