NASA Launches Airborne Study Of Arctic Atmosphere And Pollution
NASA April 3, 2008 NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory departed the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA Tuesday for Fairbanks, AK to participate in one of the largest international atmospheric studies ever attempted. ARCTAS is NASA's contribution to an international series of Arctic field experiments that is part of the International Polar Year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Energy also are sponsoring research flights from Fairbanks this month in collaboration with NASA.
UAS to host sustainability Spring Forum on April 5
The University of Alaska Southeast Spring Forum will be held in the Egan Lecture Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4. This year's theme is "Sustainability and Juneau Energy," in conjunction with the International Polar Year. The event is free and open to the public.
A Northern Laser Light Show
NASA April 3. 2008 For Mike Obland, a NASA postdoctoral fellow with the Science Directorate at Langley Research Center, the most interesting part of the work he does is its variety. Obland is one of three scientists headed to Barrow, Alaska, to work specifically with the High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) instrument during the Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) mission. This small, dynamic subgroup is capable of sharing and handling many different roles. ARCTAS is a campaign that includes research groups from all across the U.S. - from other NASA centers, universities and government - and is part of the International Polar Year, an effort to gather data to study the polar atmospheres, oceans, lands, ice and many other facets of Earth science.
UD's International Film Series set for spring
Newark Post March 27 The University of Delaware's spring International Film Series will run until May 11 with screenings at 7:30 p.m. Sundays in the Trabant University Center Theatre, Main Street and South College Avenue, on the UD's Newark campus. Foreign language films are shown with subtitles and admission is free and open to the public. "The Prize of the Pole", April 6, combines biography and history as it follows the Inuit hunter Hivshu on a quest to trace the story of his great grandfather, explorer Robert E. Peary, and his other ancestors, including the Eskimo family Peary brought back with him to New York in 1897 as part of an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. The 2006 film gradually uncovers the mysterious relationship between Peary and the sole survivor of this ill-fated exhibition, a 6-year-old Inuit boy named Minik. It explores controversial issues of cultural identity and appropriation. A special guest speaker will introduce the film on behalf of the University of Delaware International Polar Year Committee.