SOCRATES Media Event

Atmospheric Science Research Project Media Event

Saturday, 10 February, 10:00-11:00 AM

Hobart International Airport 
Gate 1 on Gatty Street

Visit the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V Research Aircraft
This “flying laboratory” is involved with an atmospheric research project that is based in Hobart from 15 January - 26 February 2018. The project, called SOCRATES, is studying the interactions between clouds and particles naturally produced by the ocean, such as sea salt and biogenic particles.

This hour is reserved for press to interview scientists and other project staff one-on-one, obtain factual information about the research aircraft, as well as have the opportunity to take pictures both inside and outside the aircraft. A public open house event will be from 11:00 - 2:00 pm the same day.

You will have the opportunity to:

» Interview mission scientists, engineers, and other project staff

» Take pictures of the aircraft and instrumentation

» Learn why Tasmania is a unique location for this type of atmospheric science research

Directions to Gate Access at Airport
Park in the Hobart Airport Main Car Park. Access into the event is via Emergency Gate 1 at the end of Gatty St. After parking in the Main Car Park, pedestrians should proceed to the access point by walking south along Gatty Street to Gate 1. One free parking voucher per car park ticket will be issued. For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes are required.

Please see the SOCRATES Media Kit for detailed information and stock photos of the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V research aircraft.

For more information about the SOCRATES Media Event, please email Alison Rockwell.