6:00 PM - Visit the Looking at Earth gallery and learn how satellites are improving our understanding of our environment
6:30 & 7:00 PM - Free showing of Heart of the Sun in the Albert Einstein Planetarium
7:30 PM - Meet the Lecturer
8:00 PM - Lecture
Over the years, infrared spectroscopy, air mass analysis, and chaos theory have joined with aviation, communication, and computing technology to provide a modern picture of the atmosphere.
Dr. James Fleming will examine the greatest breakthroughs of the past two centuries and latest technologies in applied weather forecasting and climate change studies, as viewed through the eyes of their discoverers and innovators, and will conclude with a look at a current "killer app," Earth observing satellites, and a glimpse at future possibilities.
Dr. James Fleming, 2006 National Air and Space Museum Lindbergh Fellow and Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Colby College, is a historian of science and technology focusing on weather- and climate-related issues.
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.
This is the final lecture of the 2006 Exploring Space Lectures.