NASA, Lockheed Martin to Host Space Weather Workshop


MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - News media are invited to attend a "Space Weather Risks and Society" workshop at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Oct. 15-16, 2011 to hear experts discuss solar storms and how to lessen their potential catastrophic impact on Earth.

The two-day workshop will bring together experts in solar and space weather, industry, economics, government and emergency management to discuss the societal impacts of space weather, how to avoid or mitigate the impacts, and how to respond to them. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PDT Saturday, Oct. 15 and 8 am to 4 p.m. PDT Sunday, Oct.16 in the NASA Ames Conference Center, Bldg. 3 located at the corner of Severyns Avenue and South Akron Road.

The workshop is co-sponsored by NASA Ames, Lockheed Martin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Boulder, Colo., and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, a national scientific laboratory in the United Kingdom.

Reporters interested in attending the workshop should contact Buddy Nelson, 510-797-0349, buddy.nelson@lmco.com, by noon on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Video b-roll of solar storms will be available.

For more information about the workshop, visit: http://event.arc.nasa.gov/swsw

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