MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
Contact: Martha J. Heil (818) 354-0850
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 2, 2000
JPL DIRECTOR TO LECTURE ON SPACE EXPLORATION
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has led the world in exploring
the solar system with robots, following a scientific strategy
that has led to some of history's most profound discoveries, and
JPL Director Dr. Edward C. Stone will describe the results and
goals of robotic space exploration in a free public lecture on
Thursday, Nov. 16 at JPL, and repeated at Pasadena City College
on Friday, Nov. 17.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis for the lecture,
entitled "Three Great Eras: Celebrating JPL's History."
Stone, director of JPL since 1991, is also a vice president and
professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology.
In addition, he serves as vice-chairman of the board of directors
of the California Association for Research in Astronomy, which
built and manages the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, and is a
director of the W. M. Keck Foundation.
Stone has received numerous honors from organizations including
NASA, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of
Achievement, the Sloan Foundation, and the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has served as the project
scientist for the Voyager mission since 1972 and has coordinated
the efforts of 11 teams of scientists in their studies of
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
The lecture at JPL on Nov. 16 will be held in the von Karman
Auditorium, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, near the Oak Grove Dr.
exit of the 210 (Foothill) Freeway. On Nov. 17, the lecture will
be held in Pasadena City College's Forum, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
For more information, call (818) 354-5011. The lectures will
start promptly at 7 p.m., and admission is free.
JPL, a NASA center, is a division of the California Institute of
Technology in Pasadena.
JPL is managed for NASA by Caltech, Pasadena, Calif.