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June 21st, 2013

Secure World Foundation... The NEO Threat... (Event—Panel)

[SatNews] On Monday, July 8th, 2013, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Room 2325, the Secure World Foundation will host a luncheon panel discussion from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on the topic "Near-Earth Objects: Addressing the Current Threat Level." Also hosting the event is the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAA), Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP).

Given the interest sparked by the recent meteor explosion over central Russia, this event will focus on near-Earth objects (NEOs) and will provide informed and scientific background on this topic for policymakers, the current threat status, and an update on international efforts that are aimed at addressing the NEO threat. The event will be free and open to the public—however, an RSVP is needed, as lunch will be served.

The speakers include:

  • Dr. Irwin Shapiro, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Dr. Mark Boslough, Principle Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Mr. Lindley Johnson, NASA's Headquarters Program Executive for NASA's Near Earth Object Program

The event will be moderated by Ms. Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director. Please RSVP no later than Friday, July 5th, at this direct link.