San Francisco Bay Area Media Invited To NASA Media Briefing To Discuss Kepler Results

Press Release From: Ames Research Center
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013


Local media are invited to attend a news briefing at 10:15 a.m. PST Monday, Nov. 4, to announce new results from the agency's Kepler mission. The briefing, during the Kepler Science Conference, will be held in Building 152 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. NASA also will video stream the news briefing.

With its 2009 launch, Kepler became the first NASA mission capable of finding Earth-sized planets in or near the habitable zone -- the region around a star in which orbiting planets may have surface temperatures that would sustain liquid water. In its last four years of exploration, the Kepler space telescope has detected planets and planet candidates, varying widely in size and orbital distances, helping us better understand our place in the universe.

The briefing participants are:

-- William Borucki, Kepler science principal investigator, Ames

-- Jason Rowe, research scientist, SETI Institute, Mountain View, Calif.

-- Erik Petigura, graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

-- William Chaplin, professor for Astrophysics, University of Birmingham, UK

Media may attend in person or by teleconference. To register or obtain dial-in information, contact Michele Johnson at 650-604-6982 or by 8 a.m. PST Monday.

To attend the conference in person, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field-NASA Parkway exit and drive east toward the main gate. Media representatives will not need to acquire visitor badges to enter the NASA Research Park, but will need to show government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, to obtain entrance. After entering through the gate, drive straight on Clark Road. Take a right turn onto Wescoat Road. Take another right turn onto McCord Avenue, which crosses Edquiba Road and becomes Dailey Road. Proceed on Dailey Road. Building 152 will be on the right. Please follow signs for parking. A media sign-in table will be at the front door of Building 152.

Media and the public may submit questions via Twitter using  #AskNASA.

The event will be streamed live at:

For more information about the Kepler mission and to view the digital press kit, visit:

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