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Asteroids, NASA, and the Health Benefits of Stargazing (Webinar)

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 PM
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June 14 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Monday, June 14 at 11 AM for Asteroids, NASA, and the Health Benefits of Stargazing (Webinar)

History tells us that great discoveries are sometimes made by conducting “out of the box” research. But what does that look like today? Join Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna, University of Central Florida Planetary Geologist, to answer questions like “will the exploration of our Solar System lead to discoveries that can improve our health and wellbeing” and “what are scientists learning about asteroids and planets that can improve health?”

You’ll learn what these studies tell us about our own planet, as well as the exploration and sampling of asteroids, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, the benefits of stargazing and how asteroids are the building blocks of our oceans and life.

By participating in this program, you can expect to learn:

  • that asteroids are space rocks that can tell us about Earth and its oceans;
  • why NASA studies objects in our Solar System, and what that means to our health and wellbeing;
  • the health benefits of stargazing.

This program is presented by Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

How to join the Zoom Program:

Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:

  • One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action needed with this message.
  • One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before program start to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is properly working.

All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.

By participating in this program, you agree to the CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.

About the Program Presenter

Dr. Kerri Donaldson Hanna is a planetary geologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her Bachelor of Science in Space Sciences from Florida Institute of Technology in 1999, her MS in Geological Sciences at Brown University in 2010, and her PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2013. Dr. Donaldson Hanna was a postdoctoral researcher within the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics sub-department at the University of Oxford before receiving a UK Space Agency Aurora Research Fellowship to continue her research at Oxford for an additional 3.5 years. While at Oxford, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church College and was awarded the early career Winton Capital Geophysics Award from the Royal Astronomical Society.

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