Lighting for Difficult Environments

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February 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Space Center Houston
1601 E Nasa Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058

The Illuminating Engineering Society Houston Section and NASA present:  Lighting for Difficult Environments

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Mini Conference Includes:
• General Admission and free parking to Space Center Houston.
• AIA/IES/PE CEU/LU Opportunities
• Speakers/Panelists:

  • 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 System Sleep Disorders Center (University of New Mexico),
  • Tenured Prof 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)

• Presentations by Spacecraft Engineering Systems & Architecture Experts
• Private Tour of Building 9 (Space Vehicles Mockup Facility)
• Dinner and presentation by Astronaut Mark Polansky


12pm - 1pm: NASA 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: Lighting Panel Presentations (Mission Briefing Center)
5pm - 6:30pm: Private Tram Tour to Building 9
6:30pm - 8pm: Dinner in Astronaut Gallery with Astronaut Appearance

The day has been approved for 5 IES CEU's and 5 AIA LU-HSW's.