Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Polar Perspectives at Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center has reopened, and the Polar Perspectives exhibition is up and running in the new Breakthroughs gallery. The overarching theme stems from the launch of the International Polar Year (2007-2009).

Polar Perspectives features this Bering Sea trip, along with a short video that highlights the research done aboard the Healy. There's an ice albedo activity that demonstrates how light surfaces reflect light while dark surfaces absorb light. This is a major issue as the ice starts to melt earlier and earlier in the Arctic regions.

Also featured are studies by ANDRILL, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatoryand Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). In fact, we had a live chat via satellite phone with the WHOI scientists while they were in the Arctic Ocean studying the Gakkel Ridge.

If you live in the NY/NJ metro region, please visit Liberty Science Center and let us know what you think.


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