Alaska Volcano Observatory Sitka visit May 5-9, 2023

Hello Sitka! In advance of the Alaska Volcano Observatory adding more instruments to Mount Edgecumbe, we’re also visiting Sitka to chat with residents and keep everyone updated on the volcano’s low-level unrest. All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 4
8:15 am: tune into KCAW for a morning interview with AVO scientists.
Saturday, May 6
6 – 8 pm @ Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi, 200 Katlian St: The Sitka community is invited to attend a short presentation by AVO geoscientists and participate in a friendly meet and greet to exchange ideas and questions afterward.

May 6 Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi

Sunday, May 7
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Join SAIL for an Interpretive Walk with scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory. Meet at Kimsham Ballfield Cross Trail entrance. Short walk to tephra (ash) demonstration and talk, then continuing on to observe volcanic deposits along the Cross Trail.

May 7 Interpretive Walk

Monday, May 8
7 pm @ UAS Sitka Campus room 229: UAS Natural History Seminar “An Update on Mount Edgecumbe from the Alaska Volcano Observatory” Keep informed about the low-level unrest occurring at Mount Edgecumbe and learn about plans by the Alaska Volcano Observatory and partners to study and monitor the volcano. Audience questions encouraged!

May 7 Natural History Seminar at UAS Sitka

Tuesday, May 9
10:30 am @ Sitka Sound Science Center Karsh classroom: SSSC Sprouts program for preschoolers and their guardians will feature AVO geoscientists and a volcano-focused lesson.
11 am: call in or listen to KIFW’s Problem Corner to chat with AVO geoscientists.
6 –8 pm @ UAS Sitka Campus room 229: Artchange, Inc., and University of Alaska Southeast present “Fire of Love” – an award-winning National Geographic documentary film. A free, educational screening open to the public, Q&A with scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory after the film. Doors open at 5:45 pm; film is rated PG. Made possible with support from Sitka Sound Science Center and Sitka Film Society.

May 9 Fire of Love with volcanologist Q&A after