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Wednesday, 28 October 1998

Topic: "Communicating the World of Earth Science to NASA's Visitors: A New Gallery for the Public"

About the Event

There's a new exhibit at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center. The Earth Science Gallery makes use of interactive displays, graphics, and video and audio material to describe Earth system science and NASA's role in the suite of global activities to audiences of all ages. This new exhibit represents a collaborative effort among active Earth Science investigators, space project managers, and professional communicators. Ms. Cindy Howell, Project Manager, and Dr. Mitchell K. Hobish, Consulting Synthesist, will discuss the origin and evolution of the Gallery and take us on a tour. After the tour, Ms. Howell and Dr. Hobish will conduct a questions-and-answers session and solicit feedback and comments about the gallery.

Don't forget your business cards for networking!

About the Speakers

Ms. Cindy Howell, Senior Communications Specialist, leads NASA's Earth Science Public Communications Project. In the past 12 years, Ms. Howell has supported NASA science communication efforts in numerous other capacities: as Shuttle media spokesperson, Kennedy Space Center; Agency employee newsletter editor; education news liaison; space science policy analyst; Voyager, Gallileo, Magellan, and Hubble public events coordinator; speech writer; Executive Officer for NASA's Chief Scientist; Goddard executive television producer (acting); and media trainer.

Dr. Mitchell K. Hobish, Consulting Synthesist, provided the scientific and technical content for the task. He is a partner in New Realities, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to making technical and scientific information accessible to the general public. His clients include several federal agencies, small and large businesses, and universities. As past executive director of the Consortium for Analysis in Space Exploration, Dr. Hobish has worked with scientists and space agencies world-wide. He holds undergraduate degrees in English (with a minor in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Rochester, and in Biology from Tulane University. He received his doctorate in biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins University.


6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tour of Visitor Center
7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Dinner and Networking
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A


Sandwich selection from a local caterer.


$10 with advance reservations
$12 at the door

photo of Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor's Center


NASA Goddard's Visitor Center
Greenbelt, MD 20910

Map and directions to NASA Goddard's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD.

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