NSN Webinar: International Observe the Moon Night and Preparing for Human and Robotic Exploration of the Moon-and Beyond

NSN Webinar: International Observe the Moon Night and Preparing for Human and Robotic Exploration of the Moon-and Beyond

  • Daytime Event
  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
NSN members joined together for a webinar with Dr. Timothy Glotch and Andrea Jones as they shared information on RIS4E and plans for International Observe the Moon Night, this year held on October 8, 2016. You can watch the recording of the webinar below as well as find links to related reources.

Are you hosting an International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) event? Would you like more information and resources to help you prepare? Would you like to learn new information about the science and exploration of the Moon to share with visitors? Join InOMN Director Andrea Jones and the Principal Investigator of NASA’s RIS4E team Dr. Timothy Glotch for a planetary science and exploration update and an opportunity to learn more about how you and your community can participate in an upcoming worldwide celebration of lunar and planetary science.


RIS4E is one of the nine teams in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI). Dr. Timothy Glotch will discuss how the RIS4E team is contributing to our understanding of the Moon and other rocky bodies in the Solar System, and how it is helping us prepare for future human and robotic exploration of these objects. Andrea Jones will provide an overview of InOMN, offer suggestions for planning and implementing an InOMN event, connecting with lunar enthusiasts around the world, and highlight resources available on the InOMN website–including advertising and evaluation materials, the 2016 InOMN Moon map, and this year’s featured activities.

About Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is Director of International Observe the Moon Night, an annual worldwide celebration of lunar and planetary science and exploration. She is an Education Specialist with the Planetary Science Institute based out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Jones conducts education and communications activities for planetary missions and programs, including the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, and three teams in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

About Timothy Glotch

Timothy Glotch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook, where he has been since 2007. He completed his Ph.D. in Geosciences at Arizona State University in 2004 and was a postdoc at Caltech from 2005-2007. His research is focused on using laboratory spectroscopic techniques and sophisticated light scattering models to enable more quantitative interpretation of spectroscopic data sets. This work includes using laboratory visible/near-infrared reflectance, thermal infrared emission, and Raman spectroscopies, both on remote sensing platforms and in the laboratory, to determine the composition of geologic materials on the surfaces of the Moon, asteroids, Mars, and its moons.

He has received NASA group achievement awards for his work with the Odyssey THEMIS and MER Mini-TES instruments that have flown to Mars and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment. He is a Co-Investigator on Diviner, which has been orbiting the Moon since 2009. In 2012, he was awarded the National Science Foundation Early Career Award. He is the Principal Investigator of the $5.5M Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) team, which is part of NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
 

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Video of the Webinar

Recording of our webinar held on August 23, 2016.

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Nighttime Event
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