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Sustainability of Outer Space

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Dr. Moriba Jah

Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas



What is the talk about?

How many pieces of junked satellites are in outer space? One hundred? Ten thousand? What is their fate? Dr. Jah examines what we can do to make space safe, secure and sustainable in the long term. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event date.

About our presenter

Dr. Moriba Jah

Dr. Moriba Jah

Dr. Jah grew up in Venezuela. After joining the U.S. Air Force, he discovered aviation and eventually pursued aerospace engineering. Dr. Jah came to the University of Texas by way of the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to that, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on Mars missions. He is the director for Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies at UT.  His research focuses on identifying and tracking space objects. Dr. Jah is a Fellow of multiple astronomical and astronautics organizations, as well as a 2019 TED Fellow and speaker. He has served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and has testified to Congress on his work.

Registration

This event requires registration. Click on the "Register Now" button to register. If the event is full you will join the waitlist and be notified if additional tickets become available.

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Schedule & Location

October 18, 2019
 
TimeEventLocation
5:30-6:40 PMCool ActivitiesHallways, Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB), UT Campus
7:00-8:15 PMTalkAuditorium (Rm. 1.402), William C. Powers Student Activity Center (WCP), UT Campus

Parking & Directions

Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB), UT Campus
The Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB) is located on 2305 Speedway Street. Please read the detailed information here for parking options including buying discounted parking passes.    

William C. Powers Student Activity Center (WCP), UT Campus
The William C. Powers Student Activity Center (WPC) is located on UT’s Campus at 2201 Speedway, Austin TX. It was formerly known as the SAC (Student Activity Center). Please read the detailed information here for parking options including buying discounted parking passes.