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History Explorer: Joseph Henry and the History of Weather Prediction in the US

July 13, 2012

Like it or not, weather is a major part of our lives, and being able to predict it is extremely useful. Learn about the history of predicting weather in the United States directly from Joseph Henry, one of the Museum Theater Department’s historic characters, who played a crucial role in creating a weather prediction service in the United States.
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