Lunchtime discovery: Impact of the Earth-sun system


WASHINGTON -- The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences will hold a program on the Earth-sun system from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, with Judith Lean of the E.O. Hulburt Center for Space Research at the Naval Research Laboratory.

Dr. Lean will explore what we do and don't know about solar variability and its effects on climate and global change in the upper atmosphere. Admission is free and includes subs. Members of the public should make reservations by calling 202-334-1201 or e-mailing Reporters who wish to cover this event must register in advance.

Featuring interactive exhibits targeted to students and adults, the museum helps translate the studies conducted by the National Academies into accessible, engaging exhibits. The museum's inaugural exhibits allow visitors to glimpse the frontiers of today's scientific research; witness the potential effects of global warming; and explore how DNA analysis can help catch criminals and stop epidemics.

The museum is located at the corner of 6th and E streets, N.W., in Washington, D.C., one block from the MCI Center and the National Building Museum, three blocks from the National Mall, and one block from the Gallery Place and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations, serviced by the red, yellow, and green lines. For more information, visit

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