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Discovery Science Place welcomes Smithsonian scientist, Andrew K. Johnston

TYLER, January 14, 2014— Andrew K. Johnston, scientist, author, and curator of the current exhibit at Discovery Science Place, Earth From Space, will be in Tyler January 13-15, to share with students the wonder and importance of studying science.

Johnston will visit the Gorman High School Physics Class on Tuesday, Jan 14, at 9:30 a.m., Oliveto’s at 12:00 p.m., and Moore Middle School Science Class at 2:-00 p.m. Johnston will then attend a reception at Joyce Buford’s. On Wednesday, at 9:00 a.m., Johnston will be a special guest at a Gorman Middle School assembly.

Johnston's research at the Smithsonian focuses on using remote sensing techniques to understand environmental and land cover dynamics. He develops and implements museum exhibits, programs, publications, and public lectures on earth and space science. He received his PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park, where his research focused on remote sensing of urban forest dynamics.

The award winning Earth From Space, created for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will be at Discovery Science Place through March, 2014

Discovery Science Place (DSP)  is a nonprofit science center founded in 1993 DSP provides hands on exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. DSP is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $6 for children and $8 for adults. More than 50,000 guests visit Discovery Science Place each year. For more information visit www.discoveryscienceplace.org.

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