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08/22/01

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Mary Tobin
845-365-8607

COLUMBIA EARTH SCIENCE CAMPUS OPENS DOORS TO PUBLIC

by Danielle Bizarro (845) 365-8313

 

The Hudson River is the focus of the 2001 Open House at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY, October 6th.

On Saturday, October 6, the public is invited to see how 200 Columbia earth scientists and researchers are working to understand earthquakes, climate, oceans, arctic volcanoes, and other mysteries of the Earth, all of which are critical to maintaining the habitability of our planet. In particular, this year's Open House at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will emphasize the importance of new research on the Hudson River. Exhibits prepared by Columbia researchers will show the important connections between studies of our local environment and broader global issues, such as the impact of human activities upon the Earth's ecosystems.

Open House at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a science fair, featuring state-of-the-art technology as well as the latest scientific advances. Fun for the whole family in a tranquil estate setting, a trip to the fair offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and to learn of cutting edge discoveries in the earth sciences. Demonstrations are designed for viewers of all ages .

WHAT: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Open House 2001

WHERE: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is located on Route 9W in
Palisades, NY, 10 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.
Free parking is available.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Founded in 1949, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is the only research center in the world examining the planet from its core to its atmosphere. This multi-disciplinary approach by more than 200 researchers cuts across every continent and ocean, revolutionizing our understanding of the planet's origin, history, and, increasingly, its future.


 

For more information, visit www.ldeo.columbia.edu