Learn the latest from NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Ron Hobbs, The Glenda Project, UW SPACE Ambassadors, UW's Atmospheric Science Outreach and EarthGames and discover the REAL way to save the planet: by supporting planetary science and Earth observing satellites.
2:00PM Exploring the Earth as a Planet, presented by Ron Hobbs
Sixty years ago, Explorer 1 became the first satellite to gather scientific information from orbit about the Earth and its environment in space. Since then, international fleets of satellites continue to study Earth and its climate. The instruments and techniques developed to study the Earth are used to study other planets. This talk will review what we are learning about our home in space.