2015 Lectures

This year's Science for Alaska Lecture Series will be held in the Westmark Hotel Gold Room on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., January 20 through Feburary 24, 2015.

Jan. 10
Weird Stuff You Ought to Know About Snow
Presented by Matthew Sturm

Jan. 27
The Next Big Earthquake
Presented by Michael West

Feb. 3
Polar Adventures: The Voyages of the Research Vessel Sikuliaq
Presented by Michael Castellini

2009 Lectures

Rockets into the Aurora
Presented by Dirk Lummerzheim

The Oil Age: What is it?
Presented by Rich Seifert

2011 Lectures

Presented by Fran Ulmer

Healthy Alaska: What's in Our Fish?
Presented by Todd O'Hara


GulfPresented by Fran Ulmer Healthy Alaska: What's in Our Fish?Presented by Todd O'Hara 

2014 Lectures

Wonderous Sheen
Presented by Don Hampton

Icefields to Oceans
Presented by Anthony Arendt


To Pluto and BeyondPresented by Peter Delamere Greening of the ArcticPresented by Uma Bhatt, Skip Walker, Martha Raynolds, Vladimir Romanovsky, J.J. Frost, and Ina Timling Wondrous SheenPresented by Don Hampton 

Minto earthquakes then, now and tomorrow

At her kitchen table in Minto, Alaska, 89-year-old Sarah Silas remembers a 1947 earthquake.

Photo by Ned Rozell.

MINTO — Sarah Silas, 89, smiled as she remembered an earthquake that shook her village more than 60 years ago. The floor of her cabin swayed so that her young son staggered away from her.

"My three-year old boy was laughing," she said inside her log cabin, its front door open to warm air on a golden day. "The ground was moving so much I couldn't even reach my little son."

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