Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present the environmental science course, The Habitable Planet, showing units Many Planets, One Earth and Atmosphere Thursday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Viewers are invited to stay for discussion.
The Habitable Planet (30 min.) is an Annenberg Learner series with top scientists from many fields. It will be shown in six parts twice a month from May through July. The showing is a collaboration between the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and the Ashland Farmers Market.
Many Planets, One Earth (30 min.) examines the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and how these conditions were created. Atmosphere reveals the fundamental processes that cause atmospheric circulation and create climate zones and weather patterns, and how carbon cycling between atmosphere, land and ocean reservoirs helps to regulate Earth’s climate.
Part 2 (60 min.) will be shown Tuesday, May 26. Oceans: Examines the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and how these conditions were created. Ecosystem: Learn how scientists study ecosystems to predict how they may change over time and respond to human impacts. Parts 3 (60 min.), 4 (60 min.), 5 (60 min.), and 6 (90 min.) will be shown, respectively, June 11, June 23, July 9, and July 28.
For more information, call the library at 508-881-0134 or visit www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org/habitable-planet.