Living and Working at the Mt. Washington Observatory

September 15th, 2008 by Adam

Its reputation is legendary. New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington has some of the worst weather on earth, those who live and work at the nearly 6,300-foot summit have a wealth of knowledge about extreme weather and meteorology. Ken Rancourt, director of the Mt. Washington Observatory, is the speaker at the next Boyd Science Colloquium Lecture Series,Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Mt. Washington Observatory is a private, non-profit scientific and educational institution organized under the laws of the state of New Hampshire. Its mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate, by maintaining its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region. Rancourt will speak on current activities at the site, focusing on current educational programs and outreach efforts, research projects and general living conditions that the meteorologist on top face in their everyday work environment.

Rancourt’s presentation is Wednesday, Sept.17, 3:45 p.m. (new time) in Room 001 of the Boyd Science Center on Highland Street. Snacks will be served at 4:45 p.m.

The Boyd Science Colloquium lecture series is a weekly opportunity for PSU faculty, staff, students and the general public to come together as a community to discuss issues of importance to science and society.

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