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Affiliated Event: Managing Earth as a Planet

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Open to the public and free of charge
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
David Grinspoon, John Grunsfeld, Hilairy Hartnett, Jane Long, Lawrence Krauss
This event will be live streamed at http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/livestream.

Managing Earth as a Planet: How astrobiology and exploration inform a perspective of planetary stewardship

The Origins Project at ASU and ASU Planetworks are proud to present a public discussion of how space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology - the search for life in the universe - inform our perspective of Earth as a planet, and how to manage it as an integrated planetary system. In this 90-minute event these themes will be explored by the following four panelists:

David Grinspoon, astrobiologist, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, and author of Earth in Human Hands

John Grunsfeld, former NASA astronaut and veteran of five Space Shuttle flights, including three Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, and former NASA Chief Scientist

Hilairy Hartnett, Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and senior sustainability scientist in PlanetWorks at ASU

Jane Long, of the Breakthrough Institute, former Principal Associate Director at Large of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and chair of the California’s Energy Future committee of the California Council on Science and Technology

The panel will be moderated by Lawrence Krauss, director of the Origins Project.

This event will be held at the Mesa Convention Center in downtown Mesa, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, preceded by an informal reception at 6:30 pm.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. 

This event is being put on as part of the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference.