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Free Lectures on Viewing Earth from Space
Free Lectures on Viewing Earth from Space
10 Oct 2001
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


Contact: Colleen Sharkey (818) 354-0372

Although JPL and NASA are best known for space exploration, Earth research missions are also a vital part of their objective to understand the solar system. Dr. Robert Parker, Director of the NASA Management Office at JPL, will discuss images from JPL's various Earth-observing instruments and images taken with ordinary cameras by astronauts aboard the space shuttle in a pair of free lectures entitled "The Earth as Seen from Space."

The lectures will focus on what we can learn about Earth by studying such features as earthquake faults, volcanoes and clouds from space.

The first lecture will be held at JPL on Thursday, October 18, and the second at Pasadena City College on Friday, October 19. Both lectures are open to the public and will start at 7 p.m. The JPL lecture will be webcast live.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture at JPL will be held in the von Karman Auditorium, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., off the Oak Grove Drive exit off the 210 (Foothill) Freeway. See for directions. Information on the webcast will be available at

On Friday, the lecture will be held in Pasadena City College's Forum at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Additional information on this lecture and other von Karman lectures is available at or from JPL's Public Services Office at (818) 354-0112.

JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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