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Friday, February 14
 

1:00pm

The Future of Flight
Anita Sengupta of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX) will present a look at the next stages of human flight: the technological breakthroughs that will eventually send us all into the heights of the stratosphere and the depths of deep space.

Guests
avatar for Dr. Anita Sengupta

Dr. Anita Sengupta

Chief Product Officer / Professor, ASX / USC
I am an aerospace engineer, former NASA rocket scientist, and Professor of astronautics at USC. My day job is designing the next generation of EVTOL aircraft for autonomous urban air mobility as Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX). Tom... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

2:00pm

Exploring the Ocean Moons of the Outer Solar System
When the Voyager spacecraft flew by the planets of the outer solar system, one of the most dramatic discoveries was the surprising diversity of planetary moons. The Cassini spacecraft’s 13 year-long mission orbiting Saturn revealed that Titan and Enceladus are two of the solar system’s most exciting moons, and NASA is currently preparing new missions to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa. Come hear all about exploring the ocean moons of the outer Solar System with Trina Ray of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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Friday February 14, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)
 
Saturday, February 15
 

10:00am

The Mars 2020 Rover: The Countdown Clock is Running
As NASA’s next big Mars mission is about to be sent to the launch pad, Kim Steadman and Sarah Milkovich of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be here to fill you in on the latest news and plans for the near future.

Guests
avatar for Sarah Milkovich

Sarah Milkovich

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I'm a planetary geologist and systems engineer - ask me about exploring the solar system!
avatar for Kim Steadman

Kim Steadman

Science System Engineer, JPL


Saturday February 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

1:00pm

The James Webb Space Telescope
It has been a long road to get here, but launch is near! JWST, the James Webb Space Telescope, the next NASA Flagship Mission, is in the final phases of test and packaging for the long trip to the launch facility in Kourou, French Guiana, for blastoff in early 2021. This presentation by Dr. Suzanne Casement provides the latest update on the mission status and future science return.

Panelists

Saturday February 15, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

2:00pm

Working in Space (and Time)
Being a Doctor Who fan often means being fascinated by space… but what is it like to have all that as your job too? This panel will explore what it’s like to work in various aspects of space, from systems engineering and astrophysics, to planetary geology, data and information science, and aerospace engineering. Prepare to hear true stories that are out of this world from employees of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Guests
avatar for Sarah Milkovich

Sarah Milkovich

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
I'm a planetary geologist and systems engineer - ask me about exploring the solar system!
avatar for Kim Steadman

Kim Steadman

Science System Engineer, JPL

Panelists

Saturday February 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

3:00pm

The Plausible, and Implausible, Worlds of the Doctor Who Universe
Dr Jessie Christiansen of the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute and Caltech takes a deep-dive into the vast universe of the planets of Doctor Who and their real-world analogues (or why there aren’t any)… which are possible or impossible, which real planets we have found were a total surprise or totally expected, and the amazing types of habitable (and mostly uninhabitable!) planets out there.

Guests
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Jessie Christiansen

California Institute of Technology


Saturday February 15, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

3:00pm

The Science of Doctor Who 2020: Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, Creating the Extraordinary (Session A)
Our special family-oriented event Saturday afternoon featuring convention safe and totally unconventional science experiments for the Doctor & Companion to blend every day science with the magic of Doctor Who: science experiments and hands-on learning for children and their parents alike! Participants should show up to the meeting room five minutes before, and those without tickets can check Member Services to see if there are any on-site cancellations.

Panelists

Saturday February 15, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Program F (California 3)

4:00pm

The Real Physics of Time Travel
Professor Philip Hopkins of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) joins us for a look into the theoretical implications of time travel in Doctor Who and science fiction, and how it might – or might not – work in the real world.

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Philip Hopkins

California Institute of Technology


Saturday February 15, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

4:30pm

The Science of Doctor Who 2020: Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, Creating the Extraordinary (Session B)
Our special family-oriented event Saturday afternoon featuring convention safe and totally unconventional science experiments for the Doctor & Companion to blend every day science with the magic of Doctor Who: science experiments and hands-on learning for children and their parents alike! Participants should show up to the meeting room five minutes before, and those without tickets can check Member Services to see if there are any on-site cancellations.

Panelists

Saturday February 15, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Program F (California 3)