NASA invites the media to a preview of two major new exhibits on the Earth’s changing climate Tuesday, April 11 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Reporters should arrive at the museum’s National Mall entrance by 10:00 a.m. EDT. They will be escorted to the preview. The exhibits, which open to the public April 15, feature scientific data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

WHAT: A media-only advance viewing of two new exhibits, “Atmosphere: Change in the Air” and “Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely”

WHERE: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington 10th and Constitution Ave., NW

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to noon EDT


  • Phil DeCola, NASA program scientist
  • Ernie Hilsenrath, NASA program scientist
  • Kathy Crane, NOAA oceanographer

In addition to viewing the exhibits, reporters will be able to talk with program scientists from NASA and NOAA. For more information about the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, visit:

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