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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday, February 1; 7:00 p.m.
With Bonnie Schneider, meteorologist, CNN Headline News.
This presentation is part of the Lessons From Pompeii series.
In this post-Katrina era, we are more aware than ever of our vulnerability to natural disasters. Yet a 2007 survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that more than 30 percent of residents living within 20 miles of the coastline vowed they would not leave if ordered to evacuate for a major hurricane. The exact number of people killed in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted is unknown, but 1,044 casts of bodies
in ash deposits have been recovered. Centuries later, why do so many people stay in place and put themselves at risk despite dire warnings?
In her new book, Extreme Weather, CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider explains the science behind when natural disasters are likely to strike. Hear the latest on how to prepare for the unexpected and how these responses can make a difference between life and death. Book signing to follow.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 18 (Sunday, January 15 for Museum members).
DISCOVER POMPEII BEFORE YOUR PROGRAM!
A Day in Pompeii stays open for your visit on February 1 (regular admission rates apply; admission is by timed ticket only, advance reservations highly recommended). Explore this ancient bustling resort town before learning all about other natural disasters.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
From the ashes of ancient Pompeii to the extreme weather of today, our world and how we understand it is constantly shifting.
Join us as we bring together art and science, explore the food we eat and why, consider how the drama of the natural world shapes who we are, and contemplate the possibilities of the future.
We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit mos.org/events.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit mos.org.
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