When Rocks Attack: Defending Earth From Asteroids

 An Evening with Dr. Tom Jones
Opening Remarks by Danica Remy

Danica Remy will briefly introduce the audience to Asteroid Day, the Asteroid Day Expert Panel and key players who are driving asteroid science and discovery around the world and how you can get involved. Then, astronaut and planetary scientist, Dr. Tom Jones, will explain the hazards of an asteroid collision with Earth, what technologies we may use to protect our home planet and how to turn the asteroid hazard into valuable resources to boost our economy and our exploration of the solar system.

Dr. Tom Jones is a scientist, author, pilot and veteran NASA astronaut. In more than eleven years with NASA, he flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit. On his last flight, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory. He has spent fifty-three days working and living in space. Dr. Jones' awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Exceptional Service award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Public Service award, Phi Beta Kappa, the Air Force Commendation Medal and Distinguished Eagle Scout. The Main Belt asteroid 1082 TomJones is named in his honor.

Danica Remy has successfully led operations for cutting edge organizations and has expertise in strategy, information technology, facilities, human resources, finance and government relations. Remy currently serves as President of B612 Foundation, which leads private sector efforts in research, analysis and systems design to protect Earth from asteroids. Danica also co-founded Asteroid Day, a United Nations recognized international day of awareness and education about asteroids and planetary defense.

7:00 PM | Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Omni Theater

General Admission Reservations | FREE

This event is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required.

Meet & Greet with Dr. Tom Jones and Preferred Lecture Seating | $10

5:00 - 6:00 PM
Come early to the Celebrity Lecture, When Rocks Attack: Defending Earth From Asteroids, to meet our presenter, Dr. Tom Jones. Dr. Jones will be available for photo-ops and to chat with guests prior to the lecture. Attendees of the Meet & Greet will also receive preferred lecture seating. The Meet & Greet will be held in the Noble Planetarium. This ticket will double as your ticket to the Celebrity Lecture in the Omni Theater at 7 PM, no additional reservation is required.


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