NASA experts speak in Bay on space and science

2016-03-03 06:00

Scientists from the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are delivering talks regarding space and science-related issues at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

NASA Deputy Chief Technologist Jim Adams, yesterday spoke on “Solving the technological challenges of the Journey to Mars”.

Next Wednesday, NASA Visual Strategist Dan Goods will talk about “From comets to giant sea shells: When NASA and art collide”.

In between, three other United States scientists will be intriguing the public with their research. They include Dr Jeanita Pritchett from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (today: “Breaking down barriers in the STEM field”), the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Prof Eric Wilcots (Monday, March 7: “The transformation of galaxies”) and Prof William Edmonson from the National Institute of Aerospace (Tuesday, March 8: “The big picture: Systems thinking and its importance for science, engineering and innovation”).

  • The lectures take place from 12:00 to 13:00 at various venues on the NMMU campus. Attendance is free of charge. For more information and to RSVP contact Kelly Andrews: Kelly.andrews@nmmu.ac.za or 041 504 4294.

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