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QuestChat Time Zone Conversions

Note: Times for chats with NASA experts are listed according to Pacific Daylight Time. Example:
Pacific Daylight Time Mountain Daylight Time Central Daylight Time Eastern Daylight Time Greenwich Mean Time
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
5:00 PM

You can find out the times of QuestChats in your area by using a time zone map and checking a table of times and dates around the world. (Note: Use San Francisco to obtain Pacific Standard/Daylight times.)

Submit Your Chat Questions Prior to a QuestChat

Although we prefer that you attend our live chats, you will have various opportunities to submit your questions early if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. To do this, register for the chat you wish to submit questions for. If the chat room is open before the chat begins, you may enter the chat room, and submit your questions. The chat room will be in "moderation" mode, so you will not see your questions posted. However, they will remain in our chat queue, and may be posted during the chat. If the chat room is not open and you have already registered, contact Oran Cox (ocox@mail.arc.nasa.gov) or Sandy Dueck (sandy@quest.arc.nasa.gov) to inform him/her of your impending absence.

We will attempt to post as many of your questions as possible during the chat. But be advised that priority will be given to participants online for the live chat. You may read the archived chat in the chat archive, or as a link from an expert's profile, within a day or two of the event.


Another alternative for those of you unable to attend live Questchats is participation in our Forums. Our Forums give you a chance to interact with NASA experts at flexible and convenient times. During the scheduled Forum, you may submit questions to our featured expert(s) in the same manner as you do with chats. As with many of our QuestChats, Forums are moderated so your questions will be sent to our Forum queue and posted at various times. The featured expert(s) will log on at various times for the duration of the forum to answer questions posted. You may enter the Forum room anytime throughout the scheduled Forum time to post questions and read answers.

Note: As with all Quest interactive events, prior research on the featured expert(s) is pertinent to successful dialogue. Please read expert profiles and any background information to prepare appropriate questions. Only topic related, relevant questions will be considered for submission to forum or chat rooms. Inappropriate questions or messages will be removed from chat and forum rooms, and/or deleted from the queue.

Finally, be sure to visit our project homepages to learn how you can receive answers to your questions through our e-mail Q & A activity.


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