Planetary Defense Asteroid Exploration mini-Conference w/ Meteorite Gallery

June 18 @ 10:00 am 5:30 pm PDT

(June 18) AIAA LA-LV Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration mini-Conference w/ Meteorite Gallery Site Tour

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/3z3PnEF

AIAA LA-LV Section

Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration mini-Conference 2022 (hybrid event)

with a guided tour + self tours to the

UCLA Meteorite Collection/Gallery!

Saturday, June 18, 2021, 10 AM PDT (Online-only Morning Session) Afternoon In-person / hybrid Session starts at 1 PM PDT

2021-2022 marked another impressive year in Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration! We invite you and your family to get together, in person or online, in our Annual Gathering / Assembly on Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration this year (2022)! We are so excited to arrange a guided tour (plus self-tours) during the event to the amazing UCLA Meteorite Gallery! You will get close encounters in front of your eyes with actual objects from space to see and touch! You will also get to hear leading experts and scientists of the Earth/Solar System from UCLA EPSS, Aerospace Corp., NASA, and more, to learn about the exciting progresses like NASA’s DART Mission, JAXA’s Hayabusa2 etc. You will also learn about mitigation of the asteroid hazard, along with updates on the observation / tracking. Join this fun filled event that brings us closer to subject(s), issues, and threats/readiness on Planetary Defense.

Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT (Pacific Daylight-Saving Time (US and Canada))

(Morning Session: Online Only)

(On Zoom)

10:05 AM PDT: Welcome (Dr. Nahum Melamed and AIAA LA-LV Section)

10:10 AM PDT: Dr. Andy Rivkin (Planetary Defenders: Protecting the Planet with The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART))

10:50 AM PDT: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (“Novel Opportunistic Missions for NEO Exploration.”)

11:15 AM PDT: (End of Morning Session)

(Intermission/Lunch Break/Self-Transportation to UCLA EPSS/Meteorite Gallery)

(In UCLA EPSS/Meteorite Collection/Gallery; Also on Zoom)

11:15 AM: Lunch Break, going to the UCLA Meteorite Gallery and EPSS Department, individually (No Lunch provided)

(Afternoon Session: Part I: UCLA EPSS Speakers and Meteorite Gallery tours)

(In UCLA EPSS/Meteorite Collection/Gallery; Also on Zoom)

01:15 PM PDT: doors open; check-in; set up

01:30 PM PDT: tour of meteorite gallery

01:50 PM PDT: Q/A session with Dr. Alan Rubin

02:00 PM PDT: move to Slichter Conference Room (refreshments served)

02:15 PM PDT: talk by Prof. Kevin McKeegan (JAXA/Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu)

02:45 PM PDT: Q/A in person and on-line; break

03:00 PM PDT: introduction of UCLA SPACE Institute initiative

03:20 PM PDT: Q/A

(Afternoon Session: Part II: Local non-UCLA speakers)

(In UCLA EPSS/Meteorite Gallery; Also on Zoom)

03:30 PM PDT: (Local non-UCLA speakers)

(Dr. Nahum Melamed, Mr. Benjamin A Wright,Ms. Roxanna Pakkar, Mr. Philip Groves, Ms. Monica Maynard, and possibly more)

05:30 PM PDT: Adjourn

Dr. Nahum Melamed

(Moderator for Non-UCLA speakers)

AIAA Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker

Project Leader, Guidance and Control Subdivision,

The Aerospace Corporation

“NEO Deflection App”

“Planetary Defense Workshop and Team Exercises”

Prof. Kevin D. McKeegan

(Moderator for UCLA speakers)

Professor of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry in UCLA’s Dept. of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

“JAXA/Hayabusa2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu”

Dr. Alan Rubin

Researcher – Curator

retired and recalled adjunct professor and curator of the UCLA Meteorite Collection

“Q/A session with Dr. Alan Rubin”

Dr. Andy Rivkin

Investigation Team Lead for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

“Planetary Defenders: Protecting the Planet with The Double Asteroid Redirection Test”

Prof. Madhu Thangavelu

Director and Faculty Member

USC / ISU

“Novel Opportunistic Missions for NEO Exploration.”

Mr. Benjamin Wright

Engineering Specialist,

Guidance and Control Subdivision,

The Aerospace Corporation

“JPL Psyche Mission: Journey to a Metal Asteroid”

Ms. Roxanna Pakkar

Member of Technical Staff,

Guidance and Control Subdivision,

The Aerospace Corporation

“JPL Psyche Mission: Journey to a Metal Asteroid”

Ms. Monica Maynard

LA School District STEM Director;

STEM Office, The Aerospace Corp.

“Planetary Defense Team Exercises”

Mr. Philip Groves

“Asteroid Hunters” IMAX Producer & Writer, Photo51, LLC.

“Fostering public support for planetary defense through media”

Directions, Bus, and Parking Information

A System map of the Santa Monica Big Blue bus can be found here. The terminal on Hilgard is <5 minute walk from the Geology Building. There is also a Metro bus from downtown that goes to Hilgard (see here).

General directions to the EPSS Department can be found here. One can see the Hilgard Bus terminal and parking structure 2 (which is where the in-person attendees will park). Further detailed directions can be provided when it gets closer to the date. Some more info on parking can be found here.

UCLA EPSS is North of LAX / Hwy 10 / Santa Monica Blvd. (CA 2) / Wilshire Blvd., and East of Hwy 405, West of Hwy 101 / Hwy 110.

Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

Tickets: (No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards)

In-Person: (Online access included)

(No lunch or refreshment will be provided. UCLA Parking is not free and will be on the attendee’s own.)

$3: AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (No Lunch)

$6: Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (No Lunch)

$7: AIAA Professional Member Price (No Lunch)

$10: Non-AIAA Member -Professional Price (No Lunch)

$5: AIAA Life-Time Member (No Lunch)

$5: AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership (No Lunch)

COVID-19 Pre-cautions:

The Indoor Mask Mandate has been reinstalled and required. No food during the event and masks need to be on all the time. (If you are sick or don’t feel well, please stay home and attend online on Zoom.)

Please only RSVP the in-person tickets if you are sure you will show up in-person. No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards. Each in-person ticket will include the online access as well.

Online Only:

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Professional

$1.95: (Online Only) AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Educator

$1.45: (Online Only) AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – University Student

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Member – Other Categories

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Life-Time Member

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

Contact:

Dr. Nahum Melamed, Aerospace Corporation

Prof. Kevin McKeegan, UCLA/EPSS

Dr. Alan Rubin, UCLA Meteorite Collection

and,

Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

AIAA LA-LV Section | events.aiaalalv@gmail.com | https://aiaa-lalv.org

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(June 27, 2020) Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration e-mini-Conference 2020

*Event Information: https://conta.cc/2AjrMUh

*Shared Slides:

*presentation video recording Part I: https://youtu.be/YqKwlNvV3XE

*presentation video recording Part II: https://youtu.be/Yizt86amN4g 

*Phil Groves’ “Asteroid Hunters” Trailer: https://youtu.be/IGrNevYHH_g

*AIAA LA-LV YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJrx_vB7oxnU6T1yinEapg

AIAA LA LV June 27 Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration e-mini-Conference Part I
AIAA LA LV June 27 Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration e-mini-Conference Part II
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AIAA LA-LV Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration mini-Conference 2020

June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am 4:30 pm PDT

(June 27, 2020) Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration mini-Conference 2020 (Asteroid Day Event)

Jun 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PT)

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/2AjrMUh

 

Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities, please contact cgsonwane@gmail.com

 

Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration

e-mini-Conference 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 10 AM

on Zoom (Add to Calendar)

 

A year of excitement !

2019-2020 marked another exciting year for Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration. The Comet SWAN’s fantastic views and the breaking-up into smaller pieces. The exploration by JAXA’s Hayabusa2 for Ruygu. Also, the COVID-19 reminds us how important it is to be able to handle the psychological impact when facing crisis. Please join us for fantastic Saturday for this important and exciting topic and event.

 

Special Guest (in the beginning):

Dr. Mark Boslough
Sandia National Laboratories
University of New Mexico

Speakers:

Dr. Nahum Melamed (moderator)
AIAA Distinguished Lecturer
Project Leader
The Aerospace Corporation
“Introduction and NEOs Deflection App brief demo”

Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
Director and Faculty Member
USC / ISU
“Evolving Directed Energy System Concepts For Planetary Defense
in the Earth-Moon System Domain”

Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa
Program / Mission Manager
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
“The Challenges of Hayabusa2”

Prof. Kevin McKeegan
Distinguished Professor
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
“Asteroids and Meteorites”

Dr. Serena Goldstein
Naturopathic Doctor (both office & virtual)
www.drserenagoldstein.com
“Simple tips to find balance and a healthy lifestyle during COVID-19 & Crisis”

Atty. Jennifer S. Perdigao
Partner & Co-Chair, Tressler’s Transportation Practice Group
Pilot
&
Atty. Jared A. Schneider
Senior Counsel | Tressler LLP, Tressler’s Transportation Practice Group

“Space Law in Planetary Defense, Asteroid Exploration, and Space Debris”
“Disaster response and civil protection”

Mr. Philip Groves
(“Asteroid Hunters” IMAX Producer & Writer, Apophis Pictures, LLC)
“Fostering public support for planetary defense through media”

Mr. Liam Kennedy
Inventor of the ISS-Above
Former President, Orange County Astronomers
Former Griffith Observatory Planetarium Lecturer
Former NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
“ISS-Above, a Raspberry Pi gizmo that presents a rich set of live information about the ISS including live video views of the earth”

Dr. Nereida Rodriguez-Alvarez
Research Scientist, Planetary Radar and Radio Science Group
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
“The Role of the Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR) in the Observation of Near Earth Objects”

Dr. Nikola Schmidt
Associate Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
Lecturer & researcher in space security and leader of planetary defense project at
Charles University in Prague,
Editor, Planetary Defense Global Collaboration for Defending Earth from Asteroids & Comets, Springer ISBN 978-3-030-01000-3

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