This meetup is a joint production of NASA and the Atlanta Science Tavern. It is intended to appeal to adults as well as kids of middle school age and older. Refreshments will be served.
On-street parking is available on Fifth Street. Also, there is a parking deck adjacent to the Centergy Building which is accessed from Spring Street.
A voluntary contribution to the Atlanta Science Tavern of $3 for non-students is requested to help us defray the cost of producing this event.
NASA's Destination Station Campaign - Meet a Space Scientist and Learn about the ISS
How would you like to learn about the wonders of the International Space Station and hear a space scientist, Liz Warren, talk about what it’s like to work in mission control as the lead of a team that consists of engineers, planners, procedure writers and science support personnel to ensure successful science on-orbit? Here's your chance.
The International Space Station is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken - a peaceful, cooperative effort involving support from five space agencies representing 15 nations.
NASA has created the Destination Station Campaign (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/destination_station/index.html) to raise awareness about the value of space research and the International Space Station to diverse audiences, promote research opportunities aboard the station to scientists, engineers and businesses, and communicate the real and potential impacts of the space station in our everyday lives.
The centerpiece of the campaign is the Destination Station exhibit, which is a multimedia 40’x 40’ display featuring hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology to educate visitors about the space station. It will appear at Fernbank Science Center (http://fsc.fernbank.edu/) from April 6 to May 18.
This meetup is one of several Destination Station events that will be held in Atlanta April 15-21. Refer to this PDF (http://files.meetup.com/1195565/Destination_Station_Atlanta_Events_April_2013.pdf) for more information.
About Liz Warren
Liz Warren, Ph.D., is a scientist for the International Space Station NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. Dr. Warren previously served as the Deputy Project Scientist for Spaceflight Analogs and later for the ISS Medical Project as a science operations lead in NASA’s Mission Control Center.
Born and raised near San Francisco, CA, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology and a Doctoral degree in Physiology from the University of California at Davis. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular and Cell Biology and then in Neuroscience.
Dr. Warren is an expert on the effects of spaceflight on the human body, and has authored publications ranging from artificial gravity protocols to neuroscience to metabolism. In her free time, Dr. Warren enjoys running, kayaking, rock climbing and learning to play acoustic guitar.