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Using Advanced Technology to Explore the Ocean with Kids in the Pilot’s Seat

Dr. Robert Ballard

Dr. Robert Ballard is a former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998.

He will discuss his fifty-three years of involvement in the development and use of undersea vehicles to explore the bottom of the ocean and how he is using new and advanced technologies to bring his explorations in real time to the youth of the world. His explorations have included the first manned exploration of the Mid-Ocean Ridge, the discovery of hydrothermal vents and their exotic life forms, and the discovery of high temperature “black smokers” that are responsible the unique chemistry of the world’s ocean.

He is president of the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut, president of the Ocean Exploration Trust, and an explorer-in-residence of the National Geographic Society.

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Using Advanced Technology to Explore the Ocean with Kids in the Pilot’s Seat
Event Information
When Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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