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Speakers & Panels Schedule

ASP2019: Earth to Space


Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University

Free Entry

Space is limited, come early!

Exploring the Moon: Past, Present, and Future I 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Kimberly Ennico Smith - Staff Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Moderator - Linda Shore, CEO, Astronomical Society of the Pacific

100 Earths I 2:30 - 3:30 PM 

Debra Fischer - Professor, Yale University

John Michael Brewer - Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University


Astronomers for Planet Earth: Action for a Habitable World I 4:30 - 5:45 PM


Petra Dekens, Ph.D - Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, San Francisco  State University

Panel of Speakers:

Debra Fischer - Professor, Department of Astronomy, Yale University

Brandon Kline, J.D. - Associate Director of Environmental Programs, San Francisco State University

Steve Richard - Co-chair, San Francisco Chapter, Climate Reality Project

Shawn Rosenmoss - Senior Environmental Specialist, San Francisco Department of the Environment


Evening Keynote Speaker

The Top Tourist Sites of the Solar System I 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Andrew Fraknoi - Professor, Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco

Using spectacular images from space probes and the world’s largest telescopes, Fraknoi will explore the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Stops will include the 4,000-mile lava channel on Venus, the towering Mount Olympus volcano on Mars (three times the height of Mount Everest), the awesome Verona Cliffs on the moon Miranda (which are the tallest “lover’s leap” in the solar system), and the recently discovered salt-water steam geysers on Saturn’s intriguing moon Enceladus (nicknamed “Cold Faithful.”)