The 11th annual Geddes W. Simpson Lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Buchanan Alumni House on the UMaine campus. James Rodger Fleming, author and Colby College professor of science, technology and society, will discuss his 2010 book, “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control,” which received the 2011 Sally Hacker Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and the Louis J. Battan Author’s Award from the American Meteorological Society.
Fleming is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society, distinguished lecturer for Sigma Xi, and series editor of Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology. In addition to “Fixing the Sky”, his books include “Meteorology in America, 1800-1870” and “Historical Perspectives on Climate Change.”
The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series was established in 2001 at the University of Maine Foundation by family and friends in honor of Geddes Simpson, a distinguished researcher and teacher at the University of Maine. The annual lecturer is an individual who has provided significant insight into the intersection of science and history.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact George Manlove at (207) 581-3756.