February 26, 2014

Observatory Director to Speak

Antarctica Lecture at Nev. State Museum

Robert Collier, director of the Jack C. Davis Observatory at Western Nevada College, will lecture on Antarctica at the Nevada State Museum on Thursday, March 27, in Carson City.

An emeritus physics professor at WNC, Collier will speak about the Earth’s southernmost continent as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. event.

“Our theme this year is Exploration to complement our sesquicentennial exhibit on the explorer John C. Frémont,” said Deborah Stevenson, curator of the Nevada State Museum.

Collier’s one-hour lecture is titled “Antarctica, a Continent Under Stress: My Research at the Bottom of the World.” Collier conducted a seven-year investigation of the penetration of ultraviolet light at ice-covered Lake Hoare in the Taylor Valley, among the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

Admission is $8 for adults; children 17 and younger and museum members will be admitted for free.

The museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is located at 600 N. Carson St. in Carson City. Visitors are asked to enter the museum through the Dema Guinn Concourse.

For more information, phone 775-687-4810, ext. 237.

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