6:00 PM - Visit the Looking at Earth gallery and learn how satellites are improving our understanding of our environment
6:30 PM - FREE showing of the IMAX film Blue Planet
7:30 PM - Meet the lecturer
8:00 PM - Lecture
From disappearing Arctic sea ice to the rapid disintegration of 10,000 year-old Antarctic ice shelves, the Earth's ice cover is changing in remarkable ways. Because ice plays a critical role in shaping our planet's environment, understanding changes like these is crucial. The space-based view of Earth provided by satellites provides both perspective and context that enable new insights into how and why ice is changing and what these changes may mean for life on Earth.
Dr. Waleed Abdalati will discuss scientists' ability to investigate the dramatic behavior of the Earth's vast and remote frozen regions, greatly enhanced by the development of sophisticated satellite observation capabilities.
Abdalati is head of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
This lecture is free, but tickets are required. There will be free pre-lecture activities starting at 6:00 p.m. Check back often for more information.
The series continues through June.