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Take a Celestial Sail Aboard the Mystic Whaler Schooner

Saturday, June 1, 2013
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raise the sails on the schooner Mystic Whaler. Learn how to navigate a ship by the sun and the stars, while exploring the constellations that still guide sailors and discovering how the moon controls the tides. Work alongside scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University to learn about the geology of the Hudson River and Manhattan. This will be an en enjoyable day of science on the New York Harbor that you’ll never forget.

 

Participants

Suzanne CarbotteMarine Geophysicist

Suzanne Carbotte is a marine geophysicist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Her research interests span from the global, focused on magma chambers beneath deep-sea mid-ocean ridge volcanoes, to studies closer to home of sedimentation within the Hudson River.

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Frank NitscheGeophysicist

Frank O. Nitsche received his M.S. in geophysics from the University of Kiel, Germany and a Ph.D. from the University of Bremen, Germany. In 2001, he came to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, where he started as a postdoctoral researcher and is now a research scientist.

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