Friday, May 24, 2013

Nature Unleashed!

If you haven't been to the Natural History Museum of Utah, you should go soon as it is one of the most spectacular Natural History museums in the U.S. if not the world.  In addition, if you are a Wasatch Weather Weenie, there is a really good reason to visit between now and December 8 as they are hosting the traveling display Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, which opens for members today and the public on Saturday.

I had the good fortune of attending the unveiling party last night.  There are displays on earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

The hurricane exhibit asks the question, why does a hurricane form? This
is a great question because it actually remains inadequately answered by
scientists today.
Wasatch Weather Weenie, U atmospheric sciences
graduate student, and certified "storm chaser" Peter
Veals served as a subject matter expert last night.
 In July, they are adding an exhibit on wildland fires, which should be quite timely as we enter the peak of wildfire season.

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