archiv~1.txt: SETI SCIENTISTS TO ANNOUNCE POTENTIAL TOOL FOR FORECASTING ENORMOUS

SETI SCIENTISTS TO ANNOUNCE POTENTIAL TOOL FOR FORECASTING ENORMOUS

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 15:13:48 -0500

>Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 14:30:13 -0500 (EST)
>From: NASANews@hq.nasa.gov
>Subject: SCIENTISTS TO ANNOUNCE POTENTIAL TOOL FOR FORECASTING ENORMOUS
SOLAR ERUPTIONS AT MARCH 9 SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE
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>Donald Savage
>Headquarters, Washington, DC March 4, 1999
>(Phone: 202/358-1547)
>
>Bill Steigerwald
>Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
>(Phone: 301/286-5017)
>
>Annette Trinity Stevens
>Montana State University, Bozeman
>(Phone: 406/994-5607)
>
>NOTE TO EDITORS: 99-13
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>SCIENTISTS TO ANNOUNCE POTENTIAL TOOL FOR FORECASTING ENORMOUS
>SOLAR ERUPTIONS AT MARCH 9 SPACE SCIENCE UPDATE
>
> Scientists will announce on Tuesday, March 9, 1999, their
>discovery of a possible way to forecast several days in advance
>the largest and most violent explosions on the Sun's outer
>atmosphere. The explosions, called coronal mass ejections, are as
>powerful as billions of nuclear explosions and can affect radio
>communications, electrical power systems and satellites orbiting
>Earth. The announcement will be made at the next Space Science
>Update, scheduled for 1 p.m. EST at NASA Headquarters, Washington,
>DC. The scientists will discuss how they made the discovery
>using images from the Japanese/U.S. Yohkoh satellite, what we know
>about such explosions, and how this new tool will be used in
>forecasting solar activity and its effects on Earth.
>
> Panelists will be:
> * Dr. Richard Canfield, Research Professor, Physics Department,
>Montana State University, Bozeman
> * Dr. Sarah Gibson, postdoctoral fellow, University of
>Cambridge, England
> * Dr. David M. Rust, Senior Physicist, The Johns Hopkins
>University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
> * Dr. Alphonse Sterling, solar physicist, Computational Physics
>Inc, Fairfax, VA, where he acts as a contractor to the Naval
>Research Laboratory (NRL), and Yohkoh science team
> * Dr. George Withbroe, Science Director for the Sun-Earth
>Connections science theme, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC,
>panel moderator.
>
> The program will originate from NASA Headquarters
>Auditorium, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC, and will be carried
>live on NASA TV with two-way question-and-answer capability for
>reporters covering the event from participating NASA centers.
>
> NASA Television is broadcast on the GE2 satellite located
>on Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, frequency 3880.0
>Mhz, audio 6.8 MHz. Audio of the broadcast will be available on
>voice circuit at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on 407/867-
>1220/1230/1240.
>
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