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Topic - The Earth as Seen from Space

The Earth as Seen from Space

presented by Dr. Robert Parker
Director, NASA Management Office, JPL

If you wish to view a tape of this show; Please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, October 18 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, October 19 The Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

JPL spacecraft are constantly providing new insights to the mysteries of our solar system and the far reaches of the universe. Some of our most important research, however, is conducted much closer to home. With a variety of instruments aboard Earth-observing spacecraft, JPL regularly produces stunning images of features around our home planet. Many Earth images have also been taken with ordinary cameras by astronauts aboard the space shuttle. More than just a travelogue showing both familiar and unfamiliar locales from 200 miles up, this lecture will illustrate what we can learn about the different characteristics of various features such as earthquake faults, volcanoes, clouds and currents. The presentation will also discuss the natural limitations that affect the photographer in earth orbit, as well as demonstrate some scenes that, although "interesting," will never make it into National Geographic.
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