On Sat., Oct. 5, the public is invited to explore the work of 200 Columbia earth scientists and researchers working to understand earthquakes, climate, oceans, arctic volcanoes, and other mysteries of the Earth. Columbia researchers have forecasted with a high degree of certainty that an El Nino will occur this season. This year's Open House examines the science and consequences behind this powerful phenomenon, from predicting to preparing. In addition, visitors can explore exhibits on dinosaurs, volcanoes, Hudson River research, wild species in urban environments, and other ongoing Columbia University research projects.
Open House at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is a science exposition, featuring state-of-the-art technology as well as the latest scientific advances. A trip to the fair offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and to explore cutting-edge discoveries in the earth sciences. Demonstrations, exhibits, interactive programs, and lectures are designed for viewers of all ages, and many of the laboratories will be open.
The Open House will be held on Sat., Oct. 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is located on the Hudson River at 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY (exit 4 on the Palisades Parkway). Free parking and shuttle service is available at the IBM Conference Center, one mile north on 9W. Free shuttle service is also available from New York City. For additional information visit the Lamont-Doherty Open House Web site or call 845-359-2900.