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  • March 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

America’s Little Known Civilian Space Efforts:

Observing, Detecting, Warning

Presenter: Ray A. Williamson

Sunflower Theatre “Ideas and Lecture Series”

Thursday March 3rd  7pm      Free Admission    $5 donation accepted

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NASA is not the only civil space agency your tax dollars support; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency and the Department of the Interior also have important roles in outer space. Though these programs receive much less funding than NASA’s human spaceflight program, they are much more important to the U.S. economy and to our well being than that exciting, but elite, venture. This illustrated talk will review where we have been and where we are going with these significant but little known efforts.

Ray Williamson has spent nearly 35 years with Congress, academia and the foundation sector as a policy analyst and advisor to the Nation’s space efforts. Among other activities, he has been deeply involved in international efforts to preserve our valuable space environment and to protect Earth from the threat of asteroid strikes.



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