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Free summer tours open to the public

Submitted by Hal Needham
Phone: (907)474-7942

06/02/06

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, International Arctic Research Center and Poker Flat Research Range will offer free public summer tours starting June 7.

The public can learn about the Alaska Satellite Facility and the Alaska Earthquake Information Center at a weekly tour being offered by the Geophysical Institute every Wednesday from June 7-Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the institute's Elvey Auditorium, room 214.

Scientists at the International Arctic Research Center study arctic climate and global climate change. Tours of the International Arctic Research Center will be offered every Wednesday from June 7-Aug. 30 at 4 p.m., and will begin in the lobby. Tours of these two facilities are arranged so that people can attend both tours.

Tours of Poker Flat Research Range, the only university-owned sounding rocket range in the world, are at 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 15 and 29; July 13 and 27; and Aug. 10 and 24. Look for the rocket on the right side of the road, 33 miles north of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway.

CONTACT: Hal Needham, public relations specialist, at (907) 474-7942 or via e-mail at harold.needham@gi.alaska.edu.