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NMTC Science Cafe – Is Our World Melting?
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11 Sep 2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location
HCPL-Abingdon Branch

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Is Our World Melting?

Perennial sea ice has declined from 1980 to 2012 at a rate of a negative 15 percent (-15%) per decade, per a new NASA study.

Learn how ice has diminished with each passing winter during the past three decades, and how it will be measured employing satellites with new photon-counting laser altimeters on board.

 PRESENTER: Dr. H. John Wood

Dr. Wood is an astronomer and Optics Lead Engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). He led the team that successfully determined the optics of HST and also led NASA’s effort to correct the optics. Recently, he guided work using satellites to measure the ice on both poles of the Earth.

SCIENCE CAFES ARE… FREE!

Science Cafés are a fun and free way for everyone, scientists or not, to learn about a specific science and technology topic that affects our everyday lives, from a local expert. Drop in for a coffee and stay for the discussion. All are welcome!

Member Pricing: $0 / Non-Member Pricing: $0

Contact Name: Mary Paramore 443.360.9134

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