Date(s) - 06/12/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
At The Bishop
Our monthly think + drink (science) program transforms the Bishop Planetarium into a theater of discussion where you can grab a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink and learn about science in a relaxed, informal setting that offers plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.
- Cost: Eligible members of the Discovery Society – $5, Non-members – $8
- Refreshments: Beer, wine, soft drinks and snack available for purchase.
- Tickets: Paid reservations required; please purchase tickets online using the link below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 113.
- Seating: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; please arrive promptly. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).
“Florida from Space: What Satellites Can Tell Us About Red Tides, Rising Seas, and Coastal Change,” with Dr. Matt McCarthy
Dr. Matt McCarthy is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg. He grew up in Gainesville, Florida, spending much of his early years fishing, sailing and hiking along both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Now he uses satellite imagery to study those coastal areas and better understand how human impacts and a changing climate are affecting red tides, coastal habitats and water quality. With harmful red tides, rising sea-level and devastating hurricanes affecting Florida’s coastline, high-resolution images taken by satellites can provide a valuable birds-eye view and track changes over time. Dr. McCarthy will show us how he and fellow oceanographers use these images to study how Florida’s coastal habitats and waterways have been changing in recent years, and how they may continue to evolve in the future