125 years of weather observation!
On March 1st, 1894, the Fairbanks Museum was officially accepted as an observation site for the US Weather Bureau. Join us as we celebrate this milestone!
At 4:00 our Eye on the Sky team marks the anniversary by taking the daily weather observations. A reception will follow including a brief presentation by Dr. William Minisinger of the Blue Hills Observatory & Science Center, home of the oldest climate record in the US. Dr. Minisinger will speak about the 1927 Flood and 1938 Hurricane and the affects they had on Vermont and St. Johnsbury. Also on hand will be Dr. Charles Orloff, the Executive Director of the Blue Hills Observatory; Dr. Jason Shafer, President of Atmospheric Sciences from Northern Vermont University; Paul Sisson, Science Operations Officer at the National Weather Service in Burlington; and Mark Breen, Fairbanks Museum’s Senior Meteorologist.
Come listen to the important role that continuous weather observations play in terms of understanding the changes happening in our climate. Learn about some of the most historic weather events in our area and be sure to bring your weather related questions!
Free and open to the public.