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Free Event: Columbia University Earth Institute's Open House

Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Lamont-Doherty open house
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Take a trip upstate this weekend for a Saturday open house at Columbia University Earth Institute.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is “one of the world’s leading research centers seeking fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution and future of the natural world” and will be opening its doors this weekend with events for both adults and children to learn more about the geology, seismology, and marine biology through hands-on activities and presentations. Many scientists from the Institute will also be available to answer questions and talk with visitors. View the full schedule of events, lectures, and presentations [PDF link]

Free shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors from Manhattan to Palisades, NY, which is 20 miles north of the city. The buses will depart from Columbia Teachers College at 120th street between Broadway and Amsterdam beginning at 9:30 a.m on Saturday, October 5th and running every half hour until 2pm. Return buses will leave Lamont-Doherty every half hour from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Campus map, directions, and further info at

More info about the work taking place at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory:

More than 300 research scientists study the planet from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of its atmosphere, on every continent and in every ocean. From global climate change to earthquakes, volcanoes, renewable and non-renewable resources, environmental hazards and beyond, Observatory scientists provide a rational basis for the difficult choices facing humankind in the planet’s stewardship.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY via Google Maps


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