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Exploring Space Lectures

NASA’s Earth Information System: Open and Accessible Science to Improve Life on Earth

Presenter: Dr. Christa Peters-Lidard, Deputy Director, Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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Presented Online and at the National Museum of the American Indian

Free, Registration Required

Explore how we use space technology to learn more about our home on Earth

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NASA’s new Earth Information System (EIS) delivers analysis-ready products for use by scientists and non-scientists alike. In this Exploring Space lecture, Christa Peters-Lidard, deputy director of the science and exploration directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will provide an overview of EIS’s three pilot studies:  

  • EIS-Fire, which uses active fire and fire emissions data to support fire and air quality forecasting
  • EIS-Freshwater, which describes NASA water cycle science in a straightforward manner to be used and understood by a range of people
  • EIS-Sea Level Change, which integrates models and observations to study the impacts of Greenland ice sheet melt on sea level change.

This program will be presented in-person in the Rasmuson Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and will be streamed live on YouTube with live closed captioning. Registration is required for in person attendance and encouraged for online viewing.

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About the Exploring Space Lecture Series

Eyes on Earth

Access to space hasn’t just allowed us to learn more about stars and other planets, it has also given us new tools and a new vantage point from which to learn about our home on Earth and the complex and interacting systems that make it a habitable world.The 2022 Exploring Space Lecture Series will highlight work done in space today to better understand our shared history with our planet, with remote sensing, human observation, and exoplanet science searching for new Earths. Discover all the programs in this year’s series.

The Exploring Space Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.