NSN Webinar: Views of Earth from Space: Astronaut Photography from the International Space Station & more!

NSN Webinar: Views of Earth from Space: Astronaut Photography from the International Space Station & more!

  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Teen, Adult
Images courtesy of NASA

Three scientists from the NASA Johnson Space Center joined NASA Night Sky Network members on Wednesday, April 19 to share an astronaut's view of the Earth from the ISS, and how you can bring their space station based photography and science to your outreach events.

Astronauts have been taking imagery of the Earth since the beginning of the space program, starting with the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions and continuing with the Space Shuttle Earth Observations Project (SSEOP) in the early Shuttle days, and the Crew Earth Observations (CEO) payload that started with the International Space Station and continues today. The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division at the NASA Johnson Space Center houses our Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit that maintains the database of astronaut imagery, trains crew members, works with instrument payloads on the International Space Station and more.  Join us for this session as we share the work we do, views of Earth from space and introduce you to activities that can be useful to share with varying audiences!

You can view the amazing timelapse video they showed during the webinar here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zavnAcYPHw&t=18s

About the presenters:

Melissa Higgins:  Melissa is an Earth Scientist within the NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration (ARES) Division at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Melissa trains astronauts in Earth Sciences that have been selected for flight, geolocates astronaut photography that has come down from the International Space Station (ISS), and is involved in daily mission operations with the current crew on ISS.

Amy Jagge:  Amy is a Geographic Information System (GIS) Scientist at the Johnson Space Center. Her research includes specialization in Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, and other image data analysis. Her work with image data science with the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit provides an extraterrestrial perspective of the Earth that is useful to current and future NASA missions.

Paige Graff:  Paige is a Science Engagement and Communications Specialist within the NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration (ARES) Division at the NASA Johnson Space Center.  Her current work involves sharing, communicating and actively involving students, teachers, and the public with science facilitated within NASA’s ARES Division and NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

For more information on astronaut photography from the International Space Station, and Earth observations, check out the links below.

Last Updated: 04/20/2017

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