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Lake Erie Through NASA's Eyes
Visitor Center
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Airplane wingIn this snapshot taken from the window of Glenn's Learjet, a boat collects algae samples from the water. Credit: NASA An otherwise familiar lake holds many surprises when viewed through NASA's electronic eyes. NASA Glenn is using airplanes outfitted with high-tech instruments to study Lake Erie. Join us on Sat., Jan. 17, to find out how the aircraft are instrumented and flown and hear about the science generated by these flights.

This free family event includes kids' crafts and activities, "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs and more.

Presentations fill up fast. Make your reservations today by calling (216) 433-9653.


11 a.m. - Alan Micklewright, NASA Pilot

Glenn's Chief of Aircraft Operations Alan Micklewright will describe NASA Glenn's research aircraft, including the S-3B Viking, Learjet 25, DHC-6 Twin-Otter and T-34C Turbomentor. He'll also discuss the planes' past and future missions.

1 p.m. - John Lekki, NASA Engineer

Glenn has teamed up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor the growth of potentially harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Research Engineer John Lekki will explain why some types of algae cause problems and describe the state-of-the-art imaging system NASA Glenn uses to detect it.

Please note the following important guidelines:
  • Advanced registration guarantees admission to the Visitor Center. Call (216) 433-9653.
  • All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification.
  • Access to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center is limited to U.S. citizens.
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