NSN Webinar: Looking at Earth From Space (Landsat Style)
Images: NASA

Night Sky Network members joined us on Tuesday, February 13 when NASA's Theresa Arvidson shared the history of the ongoing Landsat program, and updated us about the upcoming Landsat 9 mission.

Conceived in the 1960s, the Landsat program launched its first satellite in 1972. Landsat has gathered more than 45 years of information about Earth’s land surface, chronicling how it has changed over time, pioneering global land monitoring and making breakthroughs in assessments of natural resources, especially agriculture, forestry, and geology. The technical aspects of remote sensing advanced as the Landsat program proceeded to accumulate an unprecedented global data archive. This talk combines a little history, some technology, and a fair amount of science with lots of beautiful images of our Earth’s surface.

About Theresa Arvidson:
Terry Arvidson started her Landsat involvement at GE over 37 years ago and followed its evolution with Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, and now Leidos Innovations. As Senior Systems Engineer, she has participated in all mission phases—from proposal through development; from operations to on-orbit decommissioning—and all mission elements from spacecraft and sensors to data processing and distribution. All of this has accorded her a “big picture” perspective of the Landsat program. Terry enjoys working with stakeholders including the science community, international stations, and public outreach, she enjoys sharing her passion for all things Landsat.

NSN members can find a link to preregister for this webinar, as well as related links for more information and resources for this webinar, on this dedicated outreach resource page  (NSN login required).
 
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 Images courtesy of NASA

Night Sky Network members joined us on January 31 when Patricia Moore from NASA's Johnson Space Center brought the latest news about NASA's Year of Human Space Exploration, and how NSN clubs can get involved.  NSN members can find related links for more information and resources for this webinar, on this dedicated outreach resource page


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Upcoming Webinars (all webinars to be held at 6pm PT/9pm ET)


February 13, 2018
9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
Looking at Earth From Space (Landsat Style) 
Outreach Resource Page (NSN login required)

March 2018 (date TBD)
9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
NASA's InSight Mission to Mars

April 2018 (date TBD)

9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
An astrobiology related topic, date TBD

May 2018 (date TBD)

9:00 PM Eastern/ 6:00 PM Pacific
Exploring the Sun with NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Last updated: January 8, 2018