If interested, please care to join us for this event: http://www.chabotspace.org/astronauts.htm
Dr. Ed Lu, Chairman & CEO B612 Foundation: http://b612foundation.org/
Ed Lu is a former NASA astronaut who flew three space missions including 6 months on the International Space Station. From[masked], he led the Advanced Projects group at Google, where his teams developed imaging technology for Google Earth/Maps, Google Street View, and energy information products including Google PowerMeter. He is the co-inventor of the Gravity Tractor, a spacecraft able to controllably alter the orbit of an asteroid.
Rusty Schweickart, Chair Emeritus B612 Foundation
Rusty Schweickart was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 9 Mission, March 3-13, 1969. From[masked], Schweickart was Governor Jerry Brown’s Assistant for Science and Technology. He co-founded and served as Chairman of B612 Foundation from 2001-2011. In 2005, Schweickart founded and chaired the ASE-NEO Committee which, with its international Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation, produced and submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) the seminal report Asteroid Threats: A Call for Global Response: http://www.space-explorers.org/ATACGR.pdf
Chabot Space & Science Center is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills just off Highway 13 in Oakland, California. A Smithsonian affiliate, Chabot is an educational science center whose mission is to educate students of all ages about Planet Earth and the Universe. This 86,000 square foot center offers interactive space and science exhibitions, immersive digital-dome planetarium shows, and giant screen MegaDome shows. Chabot is also home to largest research-quality telescopes open to the public west of the Mississippi.
Experience spectacular night sky viewing. It’s the best kept secret in the Bay Area. See the magnificence of our telescopes in action!
After 9pm, if weather permits, watch the rings of Saturn in detail or Jupiter or a cluster of stars. 7:30pm - 10:30pm (during the summer months, telescopes open once the skies are dark) Use the outside gate around the back of the Center. Follow the signs to the observatory entrance gate.
Space is limited, please call Chabot and order your tickets. See you on Saturday.