Press Release

NASA Ames to Celebrate ‘Moon Week’ With Science Conference, Event

By SpaceRef Editor
July 10, 2008
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Opportunities for conducting studies of the moon, on the moon and from the moon will be explored and lunar research findings discussed during a three-day Lunar Science Conference at NASA Ames Research Center, July 21-23, 2008.

The conference is co-sponsored by the NASA Lunar Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, and NASA Ames Research Center. Approximately 400 scientists are expected to attend.

As part of a celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, NASA Ames also is inviting noted scientists and researchers to participate in a public event on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The public event will feature panel discussions about the moon, fun and educational activities for children and families including a robotics demonstration, and films featuring footage from NASA’s Apollo missions.

WHAT: Lunar Science Conference and public event celebrating Apollo 11 anniversary.

WHERE: Conference: NASA Ames Conference Center, Bldg. 3, South Akron and Severyns Road, Moffett Field, Calif. Public event: NASA Ames’ Exploration Center, located at the Moffett Field main gate, Bldg. 943 and Bldg. 3.

WHEN: Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT, Monday through Wednesday, July 21-23, 2008. Public event: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT, Sunday, May 20, 2008.

WHO: Lunar scientists, researchers and NASA officials.

To reach NASA Ames, drive on U.S. 101, exit at Moffett Field/NASA Parkway, drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate. Bldg. 3 is located at the corner of South Akron Road and Severyns Road at NASA Ames. Bldg. 943 is located at the main gate. Media interested in attending any of the events should call Mike Mewhinney at 650/604-3937 or 650/207-1323.

For more information about the conference, visit:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/nlsc2008/

For more information about the NASA Lunar Science Institute, visit:

http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/

SpaceRef staff editor.