1. Explore the NASA Booth and the Nation’s Capital at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14

Explore the NASA Booth and the Nation’s Capital at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14

The NASA Booth (#1034 in the AGU Exhibit Hall) will be the center of activity for learning about the latest NASA science results and meeting the scientists, engineers, and experts behind these accomplishments.

Image of NASA Booth at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting.

The NASA Booth is easy to find—just look for the large circular NASA Science banner hanging from the ceiling. Image from the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting courtesy of NASA’s Science Communications Support Office.

Find out about the latest NASA missions, discoveries, and technologies at the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting December 10 through 14 in Washington, D.C. The NASA Booth (#1034) in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be the hub of activity throughout the meeting. NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) is providing a great program of events to help you learn about, discover, and use the more than 26 petabytes (PB) of Earth science data managed by NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project.

This year’s NASA Booth theme is Explore as One, and you’re invited to celebrate NASA’s 60 years of exploring air, space, and stars. The boot prints on the floor of the booth represent the first human footprints on the Moon (2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing) and will help guide your exploration of the booth’s numerous tables, kiosks, and displays.

Hyperwall at AGU

Every day at the NASA Booth brings new opportunities to learn about cutting-edge missions, projects, and technologies and the chance to meet the scientists, engineers, and experts behind this work. Image courtesy of NASA’s Science Communications Support Office.

Representatives from EOSDIS Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) will be available throughout the meeting to answer questions about NASA Earth observing data, and scheduled live demonstrations will show how to visualize, analyze, and use these data. The popular Flash Talk series returns with short, seven-minute presentations about new technologies, science mission results, and innovative applications of NASA Earth observing data.

Want to see your world from an entirely new perspective? Check out daily Virtual Reality (VR) demonstrations to learn how NASA is using VR technology to inform data-driven decision-making during natural disasters. There also will be opportunities to experience science data visualizations in VR and augmented reality (AR) for planetary and Earth science, such as visualizing the interaction of the solar wind with the Martian magnetosphere based on model data derived from Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) data or using Lidar data for visualizing lava tubes and mushroom caps. On Wednesday, December 12, be sure to stop by the Booth's Live Demonstration area at 11am to see a prototype of Worldview AR, an exciting new way to interact with NASA Earth science imagery displayed on a 3D view of the real world.

The innovative NASA Hyperwall will be used for both Flash Talks and formal 15-minute presentations every day. Some of the more than 50 scheduled Hyperwall presentations include ICESat-2: First Looks at On-Orbit Data; Astronaut Geoscience Training; NASA Carbon Monitoring Systems; and ECOSTRESS—the ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station. For a complete schedule of Hyperwall presentations, Flash Talks, and demonstrations please see the Schedule of Events at the NASA Booth.

AGU attendees also will have the opportunity to learn more about work being conducted by two NASA Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program competitive programs: the Citizen Science for Earth Systems Program (CSESP) and Advancing Collaborative Connections for Earth Systems Science (ACCESS) Program. CSESP is sponsoring the presentation Citizen Science: Engaging a Wider Community to Better Understand Our Planet on Tuesday, December 11, along with numerous poster sessions. ACCESS Principal Investigators are showcasing their work through several posters and presentations throughout the week. Read more information about these activities..

Along with NASA’s 60th anniversary, the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting also marks the kick-off of AGU’s 100th anniversary. The AGU Centennial celebration includes numerous special events, speakers, and activities throughout the meeting.

AGU image

Image courtesy of NASA’s Science Communications Support Office.

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, and brings together more than 24,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. The AGU program features a full schedule of oral and poster presentations, a broad range of keynote lectures, and formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities.

While normally held in San Francisco (and scheduled to be back in San Francisco in 2019), having the AGU Fall Meeting in the Nation's Capital provides numerous unique opportunities for attendees. Field trips throughout the Washington region are available and require advance registration. You can even explore four Smithsonian museums after-hours in a free Night at the Museums event on Thursday, December 13.

NASA and the EOSDIS team look forward to showing you the latest NASA discoveries and helping you explore NASA’s collection of Earth science data at the AGU Fall Meeting! For a complete schedule of planned NASA Booth events please see the Schedule of Events at the NASA Booth. For general meeting information and the full science program schedule, check out the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting website.

Published December 4, 2018

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019 at 12:56 PM EDT