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Space Scientists Mark Apollo 11 Anniversary at National Archives

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Location: National Archives William G. McGowan Theater 701 Constitution Avenue NW , Washington, DC, US, 20408

On July 17, AGU leaders and space scientists, including NASA’s chief scientist, will discuss the legacy of Apollo 11 ahead of the mission’s 50th anniversary. Titled “Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond,” this event will highlight how the study of the Moon has led to a deeper understanding of Earth and the solar system, including their origins. Panelists will also describe what the world stands to learn from continuing planetary science missions, including to Mars and beyond.

This event is presented in partnership with the National Archives and as a part of AGU’s Centennial celebration.

Introductory remarks will be provided by Chris McEntee, executive director/CEO of AGU and Robin Bell, Palisades Geophysical Institute research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and president of AGU.

* Jim Green, chief scientist, NASA (moderator) 
* Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University  
* Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor of geophysics at Stanford University
* Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University and former editor in chief of Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
* Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT

National Archives 
William G. McGowan Theater 
701 Constitution Avenue NW 
Washington, D.C. 20408

This program will also be streamed live online: 

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