SCIENCE CAFÉ

Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.

SECRETS BENEATH THE ICE

Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States. But when an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed in less than a month in 2002, it shocked scientists and raised the alarming possibility that Antarctica may be headed for a meltdown.
Even a 10% loss of Antarctica’s ice would cause catastrophic flooding of coastal cities unlike any seen before in human history. What are the chances of a widespread melt?
Come to the September 13th New Mexico PBS Science Café in Los Alamos, and watch a segment of NOVA, and then join in a discussion with Dr. Stephen Price of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Price will review the basic physics of ice sheets and how ice sheet evolution is controlled by the climate system. You will learn how scientists are tracking ice sheets to predict future changes in global sea level, sea chemistry and climate effects.
  • Speaker: Stephen Price
  • Date: Saturday, September 13
  • Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Bradbury Science Museum 1350 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP online here or to Rose Poston: 277-2396

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. Be more curious ... be more amazed ... come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café.

WHY DID YOU BECOME A SCIENTIST?

Every month New Mexico PBS' Science Central asks experts from a wide range of fields the question "Why did you become a scientist?"
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