30.01.2006

'Pure Iceland' event Wednesday 1 February 2006

The ScienceMuseum’s Dana Centre - the UK’s only venue for adults to discuss contemporary and controversial science - is launching a series of events exploring Iceland’s natural resources, power plants and the way climate change is affecting the country.

Running from Wednesday 1 until Wednesday 8 February, the three events will:

  • Examine a pioneering - and risky - project in Iceland to dig 5 km deep into the Earth’s crust in a bid to create hydrothermal energy
  • Explore what scientists have predicted the Earth’s climate could look like in the future
  • Offer even the science-shy a gentle introduction to energy in a Pub Guide to Energy

Pure Iceland

 

Experts at the discussion include, Nick Faull part of Climateprediction.net, the world’s largest experiment which aims to produce a forecast of the climate, and Dr. Gudmundur Omar Fridleifsson, one of the key scientists involved in the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP).

The series of events are running in conjunction with the Science Museum’s new exhibition, Pure Iceland, which explores the peculiar geography and weather conditions of Iceland and how the country is using its natural resources to power itself and protect the environment.

Climate Change and Icelandevents

·   Date: Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 & Wednesday 8 Feb

·   Time: 19.00-20.30

·   Venue: Science Museum’s Dana Centre, 165 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HD

·   Events are FREE but must be pre-booked on 020 7942 4040 or email tickets@danacentre.org.uk Places are available to anyone over the age of 18.

·   Nearest tube is Gloucester Road

·   www.danacentre.org.uk





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