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

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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

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
10:00 am – 5:30 pm PDT
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AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Phone:
(949)426-8175
Email:
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Website:
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Space Agencies and Global Collaboration for Planetary Defense

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:40 pm PDT

(October 12) Space Agencies and Global Collaboration for Planetary Defense

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/3Ce3ZQ0

(For posting only, not for ticket sale on this webpage. Please check RSVP and information link/button for RSVP/registration/tickets. Thank you very much !)

October 12 at 7:00PM PDT

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Speaker: Dr. Detlef Koschny

Dr. Detlef Koschny is acting head of the Planetary Defense Office of the European Space Agency.

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Speaker: Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa

Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa is the Mission Manager for Hayabusa2 at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS).

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Speaker: Ms. Nancy C. Wolfson

Ms. Wolfson is a Washington, D.C. based scholar, Vice-Chair of the IAF Technical Committee on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and President of Disrupting Space, a company dedicated to analog research based in the U.S.

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Speaker: Mr. Daniel D. Mazanek

Mr. Dan Mazanek is a Senior Space Systems Engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC)

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Speaker: Mr. Alejandro Roman

He currently works as General Director of Execution and Aerospace Development of the Paraguayan Space Agency, and as an Undergraduate and Graduate Professor at the University of the Integration of the Americas – UNIDA.

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Tickets: (No Refund within 7 days before the event. No Refund on or after the day of the event.)

$2.95: AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Professional

$1.95: AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: Non-AIAA Member – Educator

$1.45: AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: Non-AIAA Member – University Student

$0 (No Charge): 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: AIAA Member – Other Categories

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

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

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

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

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Details

Date:
October 12, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:40 pm PDT
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Website:
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Organizer

AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Phone:
(949)426-8175
Email:
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Website:
aiaa-lalv.org

Planetary Defense Workshop (Hands-on Team Exercises) + Asteroid Exploration

June 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm PDT

(June 26, 2021) AIAA LA-LV Planetary Defense Workshop (including Hands-on Team Exercises) w/ Asteroid Exploration Updates

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

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AIAA LA-LV

Planetary Defense Workshop (Hands-on Team Exercises)

with Asteroid Exploration Updates

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10 AM PDT

We invite you and your family to our Annual Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration even this year (2021). There will be a fun and inspiring hands-on team workshop for planetary defense scenarios and exercises. You will also learn from the experts about the new progresses in this important and exciting field, along with some updates on the observation of bolides and asteroid exploration. The winning Team in the Exercise/Workshop will receive a special gift/recognition.

Tentative Agenda (All Time PDT (Pacific Daylight-Saving Time (US and Canada))
10:05 AM PDT: Welcome
10:10 AM PDT: Dr. Nahum Melamed (Asteroid Day Introduction and NEO Deflection App.)
10:40 AM PDT: Dr. Nahum Melamed, Ms. Lianne P. Mcginley, Ms. Monica Maynard (Workshop)
12:10 PM PDT: Artash and Arushi Nath (STEM K-12 Game development)
12:25 PM PDT: Dr. Bill Ailor (Overview of the 2021 IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC), and the history of the PDCs)
12:45 PM PDT: Dr. Andy Rivkin (Planetary Defenders: Protecting the Planet with The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART))
01:30 PM PDT: Dr. Paul Chodas (Planetary Defense Exercises and PDC 2021 Updates, Notable Close Approaches, Hypothetical Asteroid Scenario designed for the PDC)
02:30 PM PDT: Mr. W. Randy Bell (Infrasound and Optical detection of Bolides)
03:15 PM PDT: Dr. Joseph A. Nuth III (OSIRIS-REx Mission and and Sample Return Updates)
04:00 PM PDT: Ms. Monica Maynard (How asteroid impacts might affect natural underground water storage and water supply.)
04:20 PM PDT: Prof. Madhu Thangavelu (Evolving Directed Energy System Concepts For Planetary Defense in the Earth-Moon System Domain)
05:05 PM PDT: Mr. Philip Groves (Fostering public support for planetary defense through media)
05:25 PM PDT: Dr. Nahum Melamed (Summary and Conclusion)
05:40 PM PDT Adjourn

Dr. Nahum Melamed
Project Leader,
The Aerospace Corporation

“NEO Deflection App”
“Planetary Defense Workshop and Team Exercises”

Dr. William H. Ailor
Aerospace Fellow,
The Aerospace Corporation

“Overview of the 2021 IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC), and the history of the PDCs”

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”

Dr. Paul W. Chodas
Director, Center for Near Earth Object Studies
NASA JPL

“Planetary Defense Exercises, Advances, and PDC 2021 Updates”
“Notable Close Approaches”
“Hypothetical Asteroid Scenario designed for the PDC”

Dr. Joseph A. Nuth III

Deputy Project Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Mission
Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies in the Solar System Exploration Division
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

“OSIRIS-REx Mission and and Sample Return Updates”


Prof. Madhu Thangavelu
Director and Faculty Member
USC / ISU

“Evolving Directed Energy System Concepts For Planetary Defense in the Earth-Moon System Domain”

Mr. W. Randy Bell
Senior Project Leader
The Aerospace Corporation

“Infrasound and Optical Detection of Bolides”

Ms. Lianne P. Mcginley
Associate Director
Corp. Comm. & Public Affairs
Center of Excellence
The Aerospace Corporation

“Planetary Defense Team Exercises”

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, Apophis Pictures, LLC

“Fostering public support for planetary defense through media”
Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

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

Details

Date:
June 26, 2021
Time:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm PDT
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Website:
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Organizer

AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Phone:
(949)426-8175
Email:
events.aiaalalv@gmail.om
Website:
aiaa-lalv.org

(March 6, 2021) AIAA LA-LV University Student Branches mini-Conference 2021

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/37028B7

Tentative Agenda (All Time PST (Pacific Standard Time)

10:10 AM PST: Mr. J. Philip Barnes (Pelican Aero Group) Professional Session 1
10:55 AM PST: UCLA Student Branch
11:10 AM PST: CSULB Student Branch
11:25 AM PST: UNLV Student Branch
11:40 AM PST: USC Student Branch
11:55 AM PST: Dr. Nahum Melamed (Aerospace Corp.) Professional Session 2
12:25 PM PST: Mr. Bill Kelly (Aerojet-Rocketdyne Retired) Professional Session 3
12:55 PM PST: Mr. Jyot Bawa (L.A. Gauge, President)
01:30 PM PST: Career Panel Discussion and further Q&A
02:30 PM PST: Breakout meeting 1-1 or 1-few with the speakers/panelists
(Panelists: Prof. Claire Leon, Mr. J. Philip Barnes, Dr. Nahum Melamed, Mr. Bill Kelly, Mr. Sina Aboutorabi, Atty. Jennifer Perdigao, Mr. Jyot Bawa)
03:30 PM PST: Adjourn (and networking if preferred)

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

Video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Jf9RzJ3tEoQ
 (Also see the upload on this site below)

AIAA LA LV March 6 University Student Branches mini-Conference 2021

(December 5, 2020) Aerospace Digitalization, Mars City Design Contest, NEO Planetary Defense

(Dec. 5) Digitalization – the crucial advantage for the modern aerospace program | Does art really have its place in the space mission design? | Protecting Planet Earth from NEO-NEA

RSVP and Information: https://conta.cc/34Uvgt3
YouTube AIAA LA-LV Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJrx_vB7oxnU6T1yinEapg

Agenda see below
Video (Part I: Mr. Dale Tutt) See below,
also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cZVki5suwM8

Video (Part II: Ms. Vera Mulyani) See below,
also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/An93m4Vta8c

Video (Part III: Ms. Mariella Graziano, Ms. Nancy C. Wolfson and Ms. Smiriti Srivastava) See below,
also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HLS00vlGW5I

Agenda December 5
AIAA LA LV December 5 Dale Tutt
AIAA LA LV December 5 Vera Mulyani
AIAA LA LV December 5 Mariella Graziano Nancy C Wolfson Smiriti Srivastava

Happy Hour AIAA, featuring the production of IMAX film “Asteroid Hunters”

September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm PDT

“Above images © 2020 IMAX”

(September 2, 2020) Happy Hour with AIAA LA-LV, featuring the production of IMAX film “Asteroid Hunt

Sep 2, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PT)

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AIAA LA-LV SectionHappy Hour !Featuring the film production of the IMAX Documentary “Asteroid Hunters”Networking with aerospace professionals, students and educators, young and experienced !

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8 PM

 

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Date:
September 2, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
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Phone:
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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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