Featuring: Tim Schmit ’85, MS’87, UW–Madison research satellite meteorologist, NOAA NESDIS STAR, and UW honorary fellow
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 12:30–2 p.m.
Location: Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue, Madison
Launch into an exciting time in satellite meteorology as the UW’s Tim Schmit ’85, MS’87 introduces you to the GOES-16 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite). Now in orbit and hailed as a game changer, the GOES-16 is designed to collect and transmit critical weather information faster — thus offering more accurate forecasts. Schmit, who’s been working on this project since the 1990s, will share his insights during this fascinating presentation as well as some of the first images to be transmitted from the GOES-16.