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MEDIA ADVISORY: Weather experts featured at ‘Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden’

August 22nd, 2019

Story Contact: Austin Fitzgerald, 573-882-6217,


Weather experts from the University of Missouri’s atmospheric science program will gather for an educational roundtable discussion about weather and the climate, and will also take questions from the audience.

Before the roundtable, there will be a weather balloon launch from the Missouri Mobile Meteorological Observatory, a former ambulance converted into a weather vehicle by the atmospheric science program. The Butterfly House and other educational displays at Jefferson Farm and Garden will also be open throughout the event.

WHO:  Featured MU guests:

Eric Aldrich — instructor, atmospheric science

Neil Fox — professor, atmospheric science

Kenton Gewecke — chief meteorologist, KOMU-TV

Pat Guinan — associate extension professor, climatology

Tony Lupo — professor, atmospheric science

Pat Market — interim director, School of Natural Resources

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, August 22

5:30 p.m. — Weather balloon launch from the Missouri Mobile Meteorological Observatory

 6:15 p.m. — Roundtable discussion on weather and climate topics

WHERE: Jefferson Farm and Garden, 4800 E. New Haven Road

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. MU’s atmospheric science program is located in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

Media wishing to attend are invited to contact Austin Fitzgerald of the MU News Bureau at or 573-882-6217. There will be media availability with several of the roundtable participants.