NASA Astronaut To Present
Images Of Earth
From Space At UNH GIS Day Nov. 17
Contact: David Sims
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
DURHAM, N.H. -- If you’ve ever dreamed of looking at the Earth
from space through the eyes of an astronaut, the next best thing
will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the University of
New Hampshire when NASA Astronaut Jay Apt lands for this year's
Geographical Information System (GIS) Day 2004 Conference and College
The fair will be held on the UNH Durham campus at the Institute
for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) in Morse Hall. Admission
An astronaut and author, Apt will take participants on a tour of
Earth as viewed through the photographs taken by NASA astronauts
in Earth orbit. He will review geography, natural change, and human-induced
change to the Earth's surface as he presents his unique photos of
the planet. Many of the stunning photographs he will display
are from his National Geographic book, "Orbit: NASA Astronauts
Photograph the Earth."
As in the past, this year's conference is open to the public from
noon to 5 p.m. Apt's presentation will be held at 12:30 p.m.
He will conduct a book signing at 1:30 p.m.
Other featured attractions at this year's GIS Day Conference include
the Earth from Space NASA Satellite imagery collection and a scale
model of the latest NASA Earth Observing System satellite, AURA,
which is on loan from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Events will also feature a GIS Day store, a professional Geo-Spatial
Science Vendor Hall, a regional professional Geo-Spatial Science
Map and Poster Gallery, and a regional Geo-Science College Fair.
This year's events are expected to include about 100 professional
presentations and attract more than 800 guests throughout the day.
Those interested in geography, geology, cartography, Global Positioning
System (GPS), surveying, remote sensing, space science, or Geographic
Information System (GIS), will find something of interest at the
GIS Day 2004 Geo-Spatial Science Conference and College Fair.
For further information, call 603-862-1792 or visit the GIS Day
website at http://gisday.sr.unh.edu.