The public is welcome to join PISCES and others during a presentation on Near Earth Objects (NEOs) on March 9 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

NASA scientist Brian Day will be presenting the information. Day works at NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute where he serves in lead positions for lunar and planetary mapping and modeling, citizen science and outreach.  He is a member of the site selection and analysis teams for the Resource Prospector and Lunar Mission One missions to the Moon and is supporting analysis of potential human landing sites on Mars. He was also the EPO Lead for NASA’s LCROSS and LADEE lunar missions.

The discussion will examine the threats posed to Earth by NEOs, explore strategies and technologies to mitigate these threats, and look at ways in which the amateur astronomy community can help save the world.

The event will start at 7 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. on March 9 and will be held at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Science and Technology Building in room 108.