The Geophysical Institute is excited to share in-person Science for Alaska events again with our Fairbanks community!
New this year, Science for Alaska is offering free outreach events and K-12 science activities prior to the spring talk series. These events are in-person only:
Saturday, Jan. 28: Snow Science Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center Our Winter World and GLOBE Alaska are collaborating with the Geophysical Institute to learn how people, animals and plants rely on snow. Join us to become a citizen scientist, dig snow pits, simulate an avalanche, learn about water molecules and more. All ages welcome!
Tuesday, Jan. 31: Space Science, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Nordale Education Center Fairbanks BEST Homeschool joins the Geophysical Institute for an afternoon of night sky wonder. Bring your family and friends for space exploration, hands-on aurora activities and stargazing inside a planetarium.
Friday, Feb. 3: Science for Alaska: First Friday Kickoff, 5:30 to 7 p.m., the UAF Pub (21+) Enjoy a storytelling evening of six short, engaging, image-based talks about glaciers, earthquakes, the HAARP facility, Fairbanks winter air quality, the Alaska Satellite Facility and coastal erosion fieldwork during Typhoon Merbok. Free snacks and door prizes!
The rest of the talks start at 7 p.m. on campus in the Schaible Auditorium. Those who wish to join virtually may connect on Zoom or view live from the UAF and Geophysical Institute Facebook pages.