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Saturday

Planetfest, Saturday, August 4, 2012

Time: 9:30 am - 5pm
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Bruce Betts (The Planetary Society)

Time (PDT)

Action/Title

Who/Notes

Duration (min)

8:30am

Will call and ticket sales open

 

 

30

9:00am

Open doors

 

Exhibits, and videos on giant screen and going out over internet feed.

 

30

9:30am

Welcomes

 

Dan Geraci (TPS),  Jim Bell (TPS/ASU), Bill Nye (TPS) 

 

15

9:45am

Year of the Solar System

Jim Green (NASA HQ)

 

25

10:10am

Introduction to Mars:

 

-- Mars Overview

 

-- Ancient Water-Rich

Environments at Meridiani Planum Mars

 

-- Martian Volcanoes

 

 

 

Jim Bell (TPS/ASU) (15 minutes)

 

Ray Arvidson (Washington University in St. Louis) (20 minutes)

 

 

Rosaly Lopes (JPL) (20 minutes)

 

55

11:05am

Fun with Shelley Bonus – the Solar System and Mars, Mars, Mars!!!

 

Shelley Bonus

 

25

11:30am

Why the sudden activity in Space?

 

David Brin

 

20

11:50am

Sally Ride Tribute

 

Lori Garver (NASA HQ)

 

15

12:05pm

Lunch break

Exhibits, and videos on giant screen and going out over internet feed.

 

60

1:05pm

Why Create Space Art

Don Davis, Rick Sternbach, Aldo Spadoni and Charley Kohlhase

 

30

1:35pm

Your Place in Space

Bill Nye (TPS)

 

40

2:15pm

So You Want to Work in Space

Moderator: Emily Lakdawalla (TPS) with Ryan Anderson (USGS), Merek Chertkow (Space X), Abigail Fraeman (Wash U.), Erik Lopez (U. Illinois), Sarah Milkovich (JPL), Melissa Rice (Caltech)

 

30

2:45pm

Driving a Mars Rover 

 

Scott Maxwell (JPL)

 

25

3:10pm

Robots now, Humans by 2030

 

Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars)

 

25

3:35pm

Break

 

20

3:55pm

Planetary Radio Live, Exploring Mars

With Andrew Chaikin and Scott Hubbard (TPS/Stanford)

And Hi-Fidelity (Star Trek singers)

 

65

5:00pm

Goodbyes

Betts, Nye, etc. (TPS)

 

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