Saturday lecture to discuss wind energy

Linda A Lucchetti, LLNL, (925) 422-5815, lucchetti1@llnl.gov

"It's Gust about Time: Harnessing the Wind for our Future Energy Needs," by Lab scientists Jeff Mirocha and Sonia Wharton, and teacher Christine Tyler, is the second lecture in the Science on Saturday series on Feb. 12, at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. in Livermore. Two presentations are offered at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

How can we produce much of the energy we need from clean, renewable sources? Wind energy can lead the way. This lecture will discuss why the wind blows, where the winds blow the best, how energy can be generated from the wind, and how science and engineering can ensure a reliable and abundant supply of green, renewable energy to power our future.

The Science on Saturday lecture series highlights cutting-edge LLNL science presented by leading Lab researchers joined by master high school science teachers.

Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first-come basis. For more information about the 2011 Science on Saturday series, go to the Web or contact Richard Farnsworth, 422-5059.

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