"The Plasma Universe," the next in a series of seminars to help shape a unified agenda for the future of NASA's space program will be held at 3 p.m. EST, on Monday, Nov. 20 in NASA's west lobby auditorium, 300 E St., SW, Washington, DC.

Dr. James Van Allen, University of Iowa; Dr. Ian Axford, Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy; and Dr. Roger Blandford, California Institute of Technology will describe how measurements of particles and fields within our local space plasma have led to new understandings of the Sun/Earth connection, the environments that envelop the planets, and the exotic behaviors of cosmic objects such as supernova remnants, pulsars, and quasars.

The seminar series, initiated by NASA Chief Scientist Dr. France Anne Cordova and introduced by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin, will continue over the next year and will consider fundamental questions that bear on NASA's greatest challenges. Media representatives who wish to cover the event with cameras should call 202/358-1717 by 1 p.m. on Nov. 20.