Wilson ’Snowflake’ Bentley’s 150th Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Jericho Elementary School Auditorium

The Jericho Historical Society and its Bentley Museum are pleased to announce a Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley Symposium on the occasion of his 150th birthday anniversary to be held in the Jericho Elementary School Auditorium on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Mark Breen, Meteorologist and Planetarium Director, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and VPR’s “Eye on the Sky” weather personality, will moderate the Snowflake Bentley Symposium. The panelists will be Dr. Bruce Berryman, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Paul Sisson, Science Operations Officer, National Weather Service, Burlington International Airport, and John Miller, Professor of Photography, Johnson State College. The distinguished Symposium Panel participants will discuss the seminal photographic and scientific contributions of Wilson A. Bentley to the Atmospheric Sciences and to the history of Photography. Following the discussion, the festivities will continue with the audience invited to share Bentley’s birthday cake. John Dunlop, cellist and Laura Markowitz, violinist, members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, who are Jericho residents, will provide appropriate period music. Please reserve the date for this unique and historical event to honor and to celebrate the achievements of this remarkable, scientifically independent, and humble Jericho citizen.