Lamont-Doherty Campus Will Open to the Public on Saturday
The annual Open House promises a day of science-filled fun.
October 03, 2017
A mixture of Coke and Mentos erupts at Lamont-Doherty’s Open house.
Where can you witness ping pong balls erupting from a trash can, listen to the sound of an earthquake, and watch a geophysicist dance on top of a gooey mixture of cornstarch and water, all in one day? The answer is: at the Lamont-Doherty Open House this Saturday.
Every year, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory opens its doors to the rest of the world in a tradition that spans more than five decades. Over time, Open House has grown from a few small exhibits to a “science fair on steroids,” said Vilma Gallagher, senior project manager at the Earth Institute and the event’s organizer-in-chief. Open House attracts more than 3,000 visitors a year, she added.