November 14th at 7pm, 2023: Health Impacts of Climate Change
Deborah Gerson, MD, and Robert Dewey, MD
Climate change is having a real and increasing impact on human health around the world. In New Hampshire, we are experiencing increasing vector borne disease, more days of extreme heat, air and water quality problems, and extreme weather events, among other impacts. Physicians representing the NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action, a grassroots, non-partisan coalition of healthcare workers, will discuss the basics of climate science, how climate change impacts health, climate solutions, and suggested actions.
October 27th at 6:30pm: The 2024 Solar Eclipse
John Gianforte, Director of the University of New Hampshire Observatory, Astronomer, and Extension Associate Professor/Space Science Education, Youth & Family State Specialist
On April 8th, 2024, portions of the United States, including Northern New England, will experience a total solar eclipse when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the Sun. This will be the only total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States until 2044. Join Astronomer John Gianforte to learn more about the science behind this awe-inspiring phenomenon and how you can be a part of this experience of a lifetime.
September 19th at 7pm: Secrets of the “Greatest Snow on Earth”
Dr. Jim Steenburgh, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Utah
State license plates and tourism brochures boast that Utah ski areas receive the “greatest snow on Earth,” but is there anything special about Utah’s snow? Many argue that the “dryness” of the snow is key; however, snowfall in nearby Colorado and Wyoming can be just as dry. Join Dr. Jim Steenburgh, as he unpacks what characteristics of snow and Utah’s climatology make the Wasatch a world-famous ski destination; why Little Cottonwood Canyon is a skier’s but a very dangerous place for avalanches if Mother Nature is left to her own devices; and how climate change will ultimately affect the Greatest Snow on Earth.