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von Kármán Lecture - Looking Home: OCO-3 and Science from the International Space Station

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event

We live on a dynamic, living planet. Land shifts. Seas rise. Cities expand. The best way to cope with the ever-changing, interconnected systems affecting Earth is to better understand them through NASA's unique perspective in space. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3), from its perch on the International Space Station, will improve our understanding of the interaction between carbon and climate. By mapping carbon dioxide over land and sea, OCO-3 gives scientists a better view of the global ecosystem and the health of our planet.

Guest Speakers:

  • Ralph Basilio, Project Manager, OCO-3
  • Matt Bennett, Project Systems Engineer, OCO-3
  • Karen Yuen, Science Data Applications and Communications Manager, OCO-3
  • Graziela Keller Rodrigues, Engineering Applications Software Engineer, OCO-3

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About the Series

The Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series, named after JPL's founder, and presented by JPL's Office of Communication and Education, brings the excitement of the space program's missions, instruments and other technologies to both JPL employees and the local community. Lectures take place twice per month, on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. The Thursday lectures take place in JPL's Theodore von Kármán Auditorium and are streamed live via Ustream, and Friday lectures take place at Caltech. Both start at 7:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free for all lectures. No reservations are required, but seating is limited. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

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