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Renae Bookman and Betany Porter, with the Anchorage Museum, discuss the Magic Planet traveling program, which was featured last night at Keet Gooshi Heen’s Science Night. The device, which projects images inside a large sphere, integrates pioneering climate research at UAF. Shannon Weiss is the project evaluator. The Magic Planet is funded by a $980,000 grant from NASA.
The Morning Interview
“Magic Planet” shines light on Alaskan climate science
News broke over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott may be combining his campaign with that of Independent Bill Walker. In Sitka recently, Mallott argued the key issue in November is whether Alaskans' voices will be heard in state government, and said Walker remains, on social issues, a "conservative Republican." more
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more