Friday, February 19 and Saturday February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
1pm EST Meenakshi Wadhwa, Planetary Scientist, Arizona State University
Title: "Rocks from Space – Visitors from Other Worlds that Helped Create Ours"
2pm EST - Margaret Weitekamp, Curator, National Air and Space Museum
Title: “Virtual Communities: How Fan Groups and Space Enthusiasts Connected Without Meeting”
3pm EST - Marc Rayman, Chief Engineer for Mission Operations and Science, JPL
Title: "To Boldly Go Where... Well, You Know: How Star Trek Influenced Terminology on NASA's Deep Space 1 Mission'"
4pm EST - Walter Forsberg and Dan Streible, Orphans in Space
Title: "Orphans in Space"
5 pm EST – Roger That! Outreach
6pm EST – Leroy Chiao
Title: "Succeed Like an Astronaut: An Astronaut's Path to the Stars"
7:30 pm EST – Movie with live Wurlitzer accompaniment
Title: “Our Heavenly Bodies”
Saturday, February 20, 2021
10 a.m. EST – Katarina Damjanov, Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication, and David Crouch, Honorary Research Fellow, Law and Education, both University of Western Australia
Title: “Cosmic Environment and Immersive VR experiences”
11 a.m. EST – Robert J. Macke, S.J., Curator of the Vatican Observatory Meteorite Collection
Title: "The use of 3d scanning and computer models in the laboratory study of extraterrestrial materials"
12pm EST – Brent Bos, Senior Research Physicist, NASA Goddard Flight Center
Title: “Bombshells at Bennu: Revelations from NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Return Mission”
1pm EST – Roger That! Outreach
2pm EST – Steven Kroese, Flight Software Engineer, JPL
Title: "Perseverance Through Adversity"
3pm EST – Special Effects Panel - Rick Sternbach, Vincent DiFate, Ron Miller, Robert Skotak
Title: "Art and Special Effects in Science Fiction"
5pm EST – Roger That! Outreach