February 2020: Lighting for Difficult Environments NASA Mini Conference
The Illuminating Engineering Society Houston Section and NASA present:
Lighting For Difficult Environments: The Role of the Sun on Circadian Rhythm and Other Challenges to Human Physiology.
This February, join the IES Houston Section as we journey south to the Space Center Houston for this half-day mini conference full of talks, tours, and an astronaut or two. Joined by esteemed speakers from across the country, we will have the pleasure of diving into great conversations with leading researchers in the realms of lighting, harsh environments, and circadian rhythm. Keynote speaker Dr. George Brainard will present his latest research on the effects of lighting on circadian rhythm and will be surrounded by presentations from scientists, researchers, and NASA engineers as we try to understand the impacts of lighting in relation to our natural instincts.
Mini Conference Includes:
- General Admission to Space Center Houston
- AIA/IES/PE CEU Opportunities
- Presentations and Demonstrations by NASA
- Private Tour of Building 9 (Space Vehicles Mockup Facility)
- Dinner with an Astronaut
- Ian Ashdown, PE (Ret.), FIES, Senior Scientist (SunTracker Ltd.)
- Dr. George Brainard, PhD, Director of the Light Research Program (Thomas Jefferson University)
- Dr. Lee Brown, MD, Health Systems Sleep Disorders Center (University of New Mexico), Tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Adj. Prof. ECE
- Toni Clark, PE, NASA JSC HHPC Fellow for Spacecraft Lighting Environments (Leidos, Inc.)
- Rachel Fitzgerald, CLD, LC, IALD, LEED BD+C, Senior Associate, Discipline Lead, Lighting (Stantec)
- Martin Valentine, FSLL, MIES, Global Design Director (Ligman Lighting)
- 12pm - 1pm: Panel Presentation (Mission Briefing Center)
- 1:20pm - 1:50pm: Astronaut Jerry Ross Public Presentation (Mission Briefing Center)
- 2pm - 3pm: Keynote presentation by Dr. Brainard (Mission Briefing Center)
- 3pm - 5pm: Panel Presentations (Mission Briefing Center)
- 5pm - 6:30pm: Private Tram Tour to Building 9
- 6:30pm - 8pm: Dinner in Astronaut Gallery with Astronaut Appearance
When: Friday February 28th, 2020, 12:00pm
Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston TX 77058
Topic: Circadian Rhythm, Spacecraft Electronics
Mini-Conference Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members
Parking: Free. Tell the gate attendant you are there for the "IES Conference"
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