John Mather's Nobel Prize on display at NASA HQ
Spacesuit on display at NASA HQ
NASA TV awards on display
Briefing at AAAS in the afternoon of April 28. L-R: Joanne Carney (AAAS), Kei Koizumi (OSTP), Patrick Clemins (AAAS), and Thomas Baer (Stanford Univ.)
AAAS briefing on April 28th. L-R: Anita Krishnamurthi (AAS), Dixon Butler (Majority Staff Assistant of CJS Subcommittee of House Appropriations Committee), and Thomas Baer (Stanford Univ.)
Briefing at AAAS auditorium
Thomas Baer discussing the role of the laser as 2010 marks the 50th anniv. of the laser and is being celebrated as "LaserFest"
Michael Holland from the Dept. of Energy discussed the DOE budget request at the AAAS briefing.
A glimpse of the Capitol
A reception to mark LaserFest was held in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building.
An exhibit at LaserFest.
Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI) addressed the group at the LaserFest reception.
The group of CVD attendees from the AAS in front of the Rayburn building.
CVD attendees in front of the Capitol building.
CVD attendees at dinner.
The actual day of visits kicked off with a breakfast meeting in the Rayburn building. Rep. Ehlers, a physicist who was on the faculty at UC Berkeley before running for office, urged the gathered scientists and engineers to become more engaged in the political process and to consider running for office.
Rep. Ehlers meets Michelle Creech-Eakman, one of the AAS members, at the breakfast.
Rep. Ehlers meets Craig Wheeler and Anita Krishnamurthi from the AAS at the breakfast.
Rep. Ehlers with Peter Plavchan, another AAS member.
Steve Croft from UC Berkelet with Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)
Peter Plavchan (JPL) with Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
At the OMB