What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And more important, what would happen if one hit Earth? Dr. Nugent is an asteroid hunter working to help map our cosmic neighborhood. She is part of NASA’s NEOWISE mission team, using a space-based infrared telescope to discover, track and characterize asteroids.
With detection being the key to preventing an asteroid impact, learn more about the scientists who are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.
Photo and copyright by Bret Hartman
In association with Wonderfest
March 21, 2017
Schultz Cultural Hall Oshman Family JCC 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, 94303 United States
Staff Scientist, IPAC/Caltech; Host, Spacepod; Author, Asteroid Hunters
6:30 p.m. check-in 7 p.m. program
8 p.m. book signing
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