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Planetarium Show Schedule for Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time Show Location
12:30PM Nine Planets and Counting Planetarium
2:30PM How to find the Stars and Planets of the Month Planetarium
4:30PM "Legends of the Night Sky" Family Laser Show Planetarium

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Special Events for Today

Science Up Close: Inside the Eye of the Storm
Feel the Force kicks off with the fourth installment of the Museum’s popular Science Up Close event series, an evening of casual science conversations, with this edition featuring Dr. Frank D. Marks, Jr., Director, Hurricane Research Division, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.

Inside the Eye of the Storm

Advances in the study and forecasting of hurricanes came about through scientific and technological improvements in our ability to observe different aspects of the storms using aircraft. Aircraft missions into hurricanes provide the basis for understanding hurricane structure and evolution. Technological advances in aircraft, instrumentation, and telecommunications over the last 20 years enables real-time transmission of all of these observations directly to the operational forecasters and into numerical models greatly increasing our ability to forecast hurricanes. Each of these technologies started as tools used by researchers flying into these storms in order to better determine a hurricane’s location, intensity, and structure. In order to increase the pace of forecast improvement NOAA developed the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) in 2008 whose goal is to decrease the error in forecast guidance for track and intensity by 20% in 5 years and 50% in 10 years. In order to achieve such and ambitious goal HFIP is pursuing a strategy to make better use of the aircraft observations to provide better initial analyses of the storm’s structure for the models to start from.

Atmospheric scientists and disaster preparedness specialists will lead small group discussions following the presentation.

Guests will enjoy music by the Frost School of Music along with complimentary beverages by Wynwood Brewing Company.

Admission is free to the public but RVSP is required at http://bit.ly/ScienceUpCloseHurricane.

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Angela Colbert (305) 646-4200
Email Contact: acolbert@frostscience.org



Ticket price includes entrance to all Museum galleries, Planetarium shows, the Wildlife Center and special demonstrations and shows.

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