Open House 2012

Open House is a long tradition at Lamont-Doherty, and one held dear to our staff, alumni, friends and neighbors. Due to extenuating circumstances, we regret that the Observatory will be unable to hold Open House in 2013. We thank everyone who has previously attended and so enthusiastically supported the event. We'll reinstate the Open House in 2014 and look forward to seeing you there.

Whether you're an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty's Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is located at 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY ( directions ).


Open House is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested contribution. No registration required.

Further event information will be posted as it becomes available. Become a fan on Facebook to receive additional updates. For questions, please email or call 845-365-8998  .

People arriving by car should park at the IBM Palisades Conference Center on Route 9W, just north of the LDEO campus. Shuttle buses run continuously from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, arriving and departing from the Geoscience building at LDEO.

People traveling from Manhattan via the free shuttle buses will depart from the entrance to Teachers College (120th street between Broadway and Amsterdam) beginning at 9:30 a.m. They will run on the half hour until the final departure at 2:00 p.m. Buses will leave Lamont-Doherty for the city on the half hour from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (note there will not be a 2:30 p.m. shuttle)

For large groups, or if you have special needs, please call (845) 365-8634  to make arrangements. It is essential that children be supervised at Open House.



Download the complete Open House program here .



Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a unit of the Earth Institute, Columbia University.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

E xxonMobil
Anonymous Alumnus
Cristi Cleaning Service
Edward Leske Company
STAPLES Advantage
Fisher Scientific
IBM Palisades
Larick Associates, Inc.
Sordoni Construction
Strategic Product and Services
VWR International