Red skies at night mean sailor’s delight — or do they?
A University of Lynchburg environmental science professor will reveal what science says about weather folklore in a talk later this month. Dr. Dave Perault will present “From Wooly Worms to Real-Time Radar: How Far Have We Come?” at 7 p.m. Friday, January 24, in the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen’s Trillium House.
His talk is part of the Nature Foundation’s winter lecture series. Perault said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share his outlook on how science, weather, culture, and climate connect with each other.
“One of the first things we do each morning is check the weather. It’s such a huge part of our daily lives,” Perault said. “While it’s amazing how far we’ve come in weather prediction, I’ve always been interested in how folklore stacks up to today’s technology.”
His talk delves into the history of weather forecasting, from beliefs about bugs to Space Age innovations. He said he will quiz the audience on about a dozen beliefs about weather prediction and use science to explain whether they hold true and why.
For more information about his talk or to register, visit the Nature Foundation’s website.