Live Webcast: Careers in Space Science

AAAS recently unveiled a new art exhibit called Planetfall, featuring beautiful images of planets, planetary satellites, and asteroids by Michael Benson, from his book Planetfall: New Solar System Visions.

In conjunction with this exhibit, AAAS and Science NetLinks are hosting a variety of events, including "Careers in Space Science" for middle schoolers on May 23, 2013.  A panel of scientists working in space science and on space missions will describe their careers, talk about how they became space scientists, and offer advice to the students. The goal is to show children the wide range of interesting career options in space science, and in science and engineering overall. Students will have an opportunity to interact with scientists and ask them questions.

Event Speakers:

Susan Wolfinbarger
Susan is Project Director for the AAAS Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project. She uses satellite imaging of Earth to document human rights abuses.

David Grinspoon
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.

Marco Midón
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.

Join us online for great programming and give-aways!

AAAS and Science NetLinks will randomly pick 10 schools attending the live webcast and give each the following:

Event Details

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Webcast: 9:45am - 11am EDT
Event Audience - Middle School Students
Webcast URL:  http://sciencenetlinks.com/videos/careers-space-science-hd/

Program for the event can be viewed here. 

Image Credit: Michael Benson


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