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Media Advisory: 1999 Spring Meeting -- Updated Press Conference Schedule

that escaped from the Moon. Sodium atoms were pushed away by the pressure of sunlight, reaching the vicinity of the Earth on November 19th. This cloud of lunar gas was "gravitationally focused" into a narrow tail that was photographed using a sensitive camera at the Boston University Station, McDonald Observatory, in Fort Davis, Texas. Experimental results and computer animations will be presented by researchers from the BU Center for Space Physics.

Participants:
Michael Mendillo, Professor of Astronomy, Boston University, Boston, MA (Overview)
Steven M. Smith, Research Associate, Boston University, Boston, MA (Observational Results)
Jody K. Wilson, Research Associate, Boston University, Boston, MA (Computer Simulations)

Yucca Mountain: Safe Storage for Nuclear Waste?
June 1, 12:15 P.M. - Room 111
The Department of Energy says there are still scientific issues to be resolved concerning the safety of Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada, as a long term storage depository for nuclear waste. There is an ongoing public policy debate over whether it will in fact safe to begin using this facility in 2010, as is planned. A panel of scientists will present evidence both supporting and opposing the use of Yucca Mountain.
(Relates to Sessions U21A, U22A, U32A)

Participants:
Dr. Allison Macfarlane, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Yuri Dublyansky, Institute of Geology, Geophysics, and Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
Dr. Ann Kersting, Analytic and Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Dr. James Paces, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Dr. Paul Witherspoon, Witherspoon, Inc., Berkeley, CA

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Mars Global Surveyor: Explaini
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Contact: Harvey Leifert
hleifert@agu.org
202-939-3212
American Geophysical Union
21-May-1999


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