Thursday, March 7, 2013

NASA's Digital Learning Network Event -- Small Bodies: Comets and Asteroids

The recent flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, the disintegration of the asteroid over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and the upcoming comets Pan-STARRS and ISON make 2013 an exciting year for small solar system bodies! Join NASA's Dr. Amy Mainzer, deputy project scientist on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, for a live teleconference on March 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT. Dr. Mainzer will discuss different types of small bodies and answers student questions.

If your class is interested in participating in this event via live video conferencing, contact Lyle Tavernier at lyle.tavernier@jpl.nasa.gov.

To view a live webcast of the event and submit questions via email, visit
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/webcast/webcast.html.