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Looking at Earth

October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thanks to the Space Age, we are the first generation of human beings to see the Earth as a whole. Astronaut and Earth scientist Kathy Sullivan will take us on a stunning tour of our planet as seen by astronauts and give us a glimpse into how earth-observing satellites improve everyday life on earth.

Dr. Sullivan was the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2014 to 2017, a former astronaut, and the first American female to walk in space.
In addition to her NOAA and NASA roles, she was also President and CEO of the Center of Science & Industry in Columbus, Ohio; inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University; and Chief Scientist at NOAA where she oversaw research and technology for projects ranging from climate change to satellites and marine biodiversity.
Prior to and following the presentation, Boswell Books will be selling copies of Kathy’s children’s book, “To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space,” which she co-authored with Carmella Van Vleet. Information on opportunities to have Dr. Sullivan sign your book will be forthcoming.

It’s UWM Homecoming Week – so we especially encourage alumni to come back and visit campus for this event.

A special thank you to Dr. Robert Greenler who helps underwrite this UWM College of Letters & Science Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences.


UWM Union Ballroom
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States


October 3, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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UWM College of Letters and Science
2442 E Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States