Dean of the College presents
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The land and sky of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring the weather. Based in part on the Nathaniel Hawthorne story "The Great Carbuncle," this film features the extreme and surprising beauty of the windiest mountain in the world. Shot over the course of a year on 16mm film, "The Observers" is based on the actual work of the Mount Washington Weather Observatory—one of the oldest weather stations in the North America where staff members have taken hourly readings of the wind speed, barometric pressure, and temperature since 1932. In April of 1934, a gust measuring 231 mph hit the summit: a world record for wind speed recorded by a human being.
Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a reception in the Olin Atrium.
The seminar begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, call 845-758-7490, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Olin, Room 102
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