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OLLI AT UVM Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Weather Wise: The Science of Weatherlore with Mark Breen, Senior Meteorologist & Planetarium Director, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

Nov 4, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

"Red at night, sailors' delight". Many people have heard, if not used this or other phrases to forecast the weather. These weather sayings are collectively known as "weatherlore", and while most of us can use a smart phone, radio or TV for a weather forecast, these time-tested proverbs continue to delight, amuse, and inform people who depend on the weather for their enjoyment or livelihood. Mark Breen, voice of Vermont Public Radio's "Eye on the Sky" will share these sayings, and determine which ones are more reliable. Mr. Breen will examine how these sayings have evolved, and how most hold true to some very sound scientific principles. The talk is light and entertaining, and will be followed by questions, and the audience is welcomed to share their favorite weather sayings.

Price: Individual Lectures: $10 Early Bird Special price, register by 10/1/20 for All Seven Lectures: $30. All payments are final; no refunds will be issued.

For more information, contact Lora Phillips at 802-656-5817 or

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