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Wednesday, June 9, 3-4 p.m. PDT (6-7 p.m. EDT)



Target Audience:

Informal and formal educators (all audiences welcome)


Perhaps you've heard about an asteroid making a close pass by Earth and you've wondered just how close it will get. Or maybe you've enjoyed seeing a meteor shower on a starry night and thought about the science behind these celestial events. Did you know that NASA monitors and tracks asteroids and comets to better understand them from a science perspective and also to keep a close watch on any objects that might come close to Earth?

In this live, educational science talk, Paul Chodas of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies and education specialist Brandon Rodriguez will discuss how we track asteroids and comets and monitor potential hazards from these space objects.

The presentation will include a live Q&A session and a short discussion for educators on how to bring this exciting science into the classroom with resources from NASA.

Watch Online (Wednesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PDT)

Register below for an opportunity to have your questions answered during a live Q&A session with NASA.

  • All audiences are welcome.
  • Registered participants will receive an email with information about how to submit questions during the live stream.
  • You do not need to register to watch – only to ask questions during the live stream.

This event is part of an ongoing series of virtual education workshops from the NASA-JPL Education Office. For resources related to this workshop, recordings, and information about future virtual workshops, visit the Teaching Space with NASA homepage.

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