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Keeping Watch on Planet Earth | OpenSpace & NASA@ My Library Livestream

Updated on October 9, 2020 - 10:27 AM CDT
Posted on October 6, 2020 - 3:31 PM CDT

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Keeping Watch on Planet Earth

Live Webcast: October 15, 2020, 4 pm EDT

Promotional poster for "Keeping Watch on Planet Earth" webcast. Event title in white text on right of image. Below the title, are logos for OpenSpace and StarNet NASA @ My Library. On the left of the image is a visualization of the Earth from space created using the OpenSpace software.

Set a reminder and tune in on YouTube:​

Since its beginning, NASA has been watching Earth’s weather, atmospheric conditions, land use, and, over time, climate.

Join American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart for a live flight to view Earth as seen by satellites, and how its ecological system is divided into major life zones. 

This live OpenSpace webcast for Earth Science Week is brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program in partnership with the American Library Association and the American Museum of Natural History.

During the live webcast event, viewers will be able to interact with AMNH Planetary Scientist Marina Gemma and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Physical Research Scientist Dr. Allegra N. LeGrande using the chat feature.

About the scientists

Marina Gemma, PhD Candidate at Columbia University

Marina Gemma is a PhD Candidate at Columbia University who does her research in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. She studies primitive meteorites in an effort to better understand the early Solar System environment. Her dissertation work specifically focuses on the spectral characteristics and trace element chemistry of ordinary and carbonaceous chondrites.

Dr. Allegra N. LeGrande, Physical Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Allegra N. LeGrande is a Physical Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her specialty is water cycle tracers such as water isotopes. These special tracers tell you about the water cycle and climate in the present as well as in the past. Many people already know about these tracers since ice core scientists use them to show temperature changes for tens to hundreds of thousands of years. Besides ice core ice, you can also find these tracers of past climates preserved in cave deposits, ocean sediment cores, trees, corals, and more.