NASA Television to Air FameLab Astrobiology Finals from Atlanta

WASHINGTON -- Young scientists are competing to see who is the best
communicator. NASA Television will air the FameLab Astrobiology final
competition on Monday, April 16, from 7-9 p.m. EDT, live from the
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Nichelle
Nichols, known for her portrayal of Lt. Uhura in the original "Star
Trek" television series, will host the event.

The competition will be webcast at:


Sponsored by NASA's Astrobiology Program, the event is intended to
encourage up-and-coming new scientists to hone their skills in
communicating complex scientific concepts. Finalists have three
minutes to explain a science topic of their choice to a public
audience, using only props they can carry onstage. A panel of science
and science communication experts will judge the competition.

Since January, more than 70 early-career astrobiologists have competed
in Famelab preliminary competitions in Houston, Denver and
Washington. Famelab Astrobiology is an offshoot of International
FameLab. It is the first competition in North America. The winner in
Atlanta will compete in the International FameLab final competition
in the United Kingdom this summer.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:


For more information about NASA astrobiology activities, visit:



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