The Sixth International Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Symposium will hold a press briefing at 2 p.m. EST (19:00 UTC) on Thursday, Nov. 12, to discuss new measurements by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope relating to the Tarantula nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies. The press briefing will be held in Mezzanine 1 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington, VA 22204, near Washington, DC.

Briefing panelists:
* Pierrick Martin, astrophysicist, Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology, France
* Frank Marshall, astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
* Paul Ray, astrophysicist, Naval Research Laboratory

The Sixth International Fermi Symposium will be held Nov. 9-13, 2015, at the Sheraton Pentagon City. Journalists are invited to attend the symposium and the press briefing. There will be other press-worthy presentations and releases during the meeting.

For complimentary press credentials, media telecon dial-in information, and copies of the presentation slides, journalists should email their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Lynn Cominsky,

Prof. Lynn Cominsky
Press Officer, Sixth International Fermi Symposium
+1 707-664-2655 (office, before the meeting)
+1 707-695-7140 (cell, during the meeting)

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