5-9 p.m. free admission, guest speakers and activities themed
NASA Climate Night

SEATTLE, March 31, 2016--The Museum's monthly Wells Fargo Free First Thursday events take on global warming April 7 from 5-9 p.m. "NASA Climate Night: Monitoring Earth's Climate From Space," will offer activities, science experiments, and presentations from NOAA and NASA Sea Grant and Space Grant researchers about the latest in climate monitoring and modeling. At 6 p.m. the evening's special speaker will be Seattle's Dr. Yoram Bauman, "Stand Up Economist," economics speaker, stand up comedian and climate change cartoon book author.

There will also be representatives from University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Glenda Project, General Electric, and teens from Seattle Youth Climate Action Network. NASA & NOAA data have revealed that 2015 was hottest year in historical record. April 7 will be a very cool night at the Museum.

5-9 p.m. - Activities and presentations in Charles Simonyi Space Gallery
6-7:30 p.m. - Yoram Bauman, Stand Up Economist lecture and book signing

Image: Dr. Yoram Bauman. Photo credit Jon Stahl

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Founded in 1965, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

2016 Boeing Centennial Recognition
The Museum of Flight draws upon its unrivaled collection of Boeing aircraft, artifacts, images and documents to present The Boeing Company story during the year of its centennial, 2016. The Museum-wide Boeing recognition will be enhanced with public lectures, films and other presentations that focus on Seattle and popular culture during the past century.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field halfway between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 65 and older, $17 for active military, $12 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick's Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org

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