On Thursday, February 22nd at 6pm, the Bethlehem Public Library welcomes Mount Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round.
An place of extremes, 6,288-foot Mount Washington, New Hampshire has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years (www.mountwashington.org). The Mount Washington Observatory staff man this scientific post 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and they have been doing it since 1932. On any given day, they may see for over 100 miles or none at all during a white-out. News of Mount Washington’s infamous weather is often included in weather reports across the country.
The Mount Washington Observatory is a nonprofit research and educational institution working to advance understanding of Earth’s weather and climate. More than 250,000 people visit each summer to learn and experience the summit, but winter conditions rival Mount Everest and leave the staff mostly isolated from visitors.
Will Broussard, Mount Washington Observatory’s Outreach Coordinator, has a B.S. in Biology and extensive training in environmental education. He will share his love of the mountain through interactive demonstrations, showing weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit. This exciting program is appropriate for adults and school-age children.
The Bethlehem Public Library serves the residents of Bethlehem, NH and is open six days per week. For more information, go to www.bethlehemlibrary.org or see their Facebook page. All Library programs are free and open to the public.