Air science series scheduled


The University of New Hampshire and Seacoast Science Center are planning a lecture series, “Understanding the Air We Breathe: The Science of Air Quality.”

The series starts Tuesday and continues through July 20 with a bring-your-own-picnic on the center’s lawn at 6 p.m., separate activities for kids and adults at 6:30 p.m. and a joint wrap-up for families at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and desert will be provided by the center.

The programs, held each Tuesday, are free to science center members, $2 for non-members. The center is in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.

Scientists from NASA, NOAA, Harvard, and UNH will discuss their atmospheric research during the series, which is designed for adults and children 5 and older. Registration is required, and can be made by calling 436-8043, Ext. 20, or e-mailing

Here is the schedule:

– July 20 – Dr. Daniel Jacob, Harvard, “View From the Top: How Satellites and Airplanes Help us Understand Air Quality.” For children: “View From Here” (animals and plants).

– July 27 – Dr. Daniel Albritton, NOAA Aeronomy Lab, “Climate Change: What We Know and What We Don’t Know.” For children: “Tidepool Treasures.”

– Aug. 3 – Dr. Henry Fuelberg, NASA, “The Influence of Weather on Air Quality in New England.” For children: “Wild Wacky Weather.”

– Aug. 10 – Dr. Michael Hardesty, NOAA Environmental Technology Lab, “Using Lasers and Radars to Study the Atmosphere and Ocean.” For children: “Night Vision” (nocturnal animals).

– Aug. 17 Dr. Cameron Wake, UNH, “Air Quality and Human Health.” For children: “Human Impact.”

For more information call 436-8043 or go to