We are looking forward to seeing you in Alexandria Virginia for the fifth annual All Hands Meeting! This year’s theme is "Platform for Integration" and focuses on the many successes achieved so far by the EarthCube Community.

Highlights will feature a demonstration of the pilot registry work (Project 418), technology integration, how EarthCube defines its own success, and ways to enhance engagement in the scientific community and with external partners. Check out some session previews on the EarthCube Blog.

Here are a few logistics as you prepare for the meeting:
  • Check-in opens Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 AM in the Foyer. (Please note there will be NO EARLY CHECK-IN this year due to another event taking place just prior to the Meeting.)
  • If you’ve already registered (and paid), all you will need to do is pick up your badge and head to breakfast!
  • If you’ve not yet paid, please try to do so before you arrive for the meeting. This will reduce the amount of time you need to spend at the check-in desk and will make your experience much smoother on Wednesday morning.
  • If you’re not sure if you’ve paid, log into your RegOnline account here and check the status of your registration.
If you have any questions, please contact the ESSO. See you soon!
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Wednesday, June 6 • 9:45am - 10:30am
The Sun, Sunspots, and Big Data: We Measure What We Can See, Is That Enough?

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W. Dean Pesnell is the Project Scientist of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.

He has published over 100 papers in a variety of research areas, including variable stars, sungrazing comets, the Sun-Earth connection, quantum mechanics, and meteors in planetary atmospheres. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Florida.

After a post-doc at the University of Colorado and a visiting professorship at New Mexico State University, Dr. Pesnell moved to NASA Goddard as a contractor in 1990. He formed Nomad Research, Inc. in 1995 to do independent scientific research. One research contract was to help design the Living With a Star missions that would study the response of the Earth to solar activity. He started working on SDO in 2004 and became the Project Scientist in 2005.

He has lectured extensively on solar activity, including the unusual minimum in solar activity from 2008-2009, and predicting solar activity.


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Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University-Applied Physics Laboratory
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Dean Pesnell

NASA Solar Dynamics Laboratory

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am EDT
Jefferson Room Crowne Plaza 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA