Science After Hours

May 17, 2018 5:30pm to 6:30pm iCal Google Calendar

The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers are the lifeblood of the Eastern Shore. While many easily recognize the natural beauty Bay country offers, the Horn Point Laboratory is offering “Science After Hours with Horn Point Laboratory,” designed to make the science of the Chesapeake Bay as accessible as its beauty.

On May 7 and May 17, Horn Point Laboratory researchers will offer free talks about the science behind Chesapeake Bay. The forty-five-minute talks will shed light into the mysteries of the Bay and highlight Horn Point Lab programs working to improve the health of the Bay and its aquatic life.  Questions and participation by the audience will be encouraged.

“Science After Hours with Horn Point Laboratory” will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Easton Branch of the Talbot Co. Library, located at 100 W. Dover Street, Easton MD 21601. To register, contact HPL Volunteer Coordinator Linda Starling at 410-221-8381 or starling@umces.edu You may also register on line at this address:  http://www.usmf.org/events/41118-science-after-hours

Thursday, May 17: Dr. Greg Silsbe  "Satellites and drones; linking water color to water quality"

Every day so called 'earth-observing satellites' operated by NASA and other international space agencies pass over the Chesapeake Bay region and acquire millions of specialized high-resolution images. These data are often freely available and, with a touch of science, can be used to track changes in land use, air and water quality at regional to global scales. With the advent and rapid commercialization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), scientists are retrofitting these instruments to emulate the types of measurements made from space. This talk explores the technology and science of this rapidly growing field.