2019 WCC

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Science Inquiry Lecture: Colors in the Sky: The Science of Atmospheric Optical Phenomena

Join MOR and the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences as we explore innovative science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by an engaging question and answer session. 

How does the sky produce rainbows, halos, auroras and other beautiful optical displays, and what can we learn from them? Dr. Joseph Shaw, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University, will explain the science behind the sky’s color and how these natural phenomena relate to ongoing research in optical remote sensing to answer questions in fields ranging from climate science to national defense.