You are cordially invited to

    our 29th annual “Big Event” for members,

    Tornado Chasing: The Educational and Societal Impacts

    Paul Sirvatka

    Storm Chaser, Meteorology Instructor,

    Founder of the College of DuPage’s Weather Lab


    Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

    at the

    Triton College Performing Arts Center

    2000 N. Fifth Avenue, River Grove, IL

    (on the east side of Fifth Ave.)

    The Cernan Earth & Space Center’s next “Big Event” will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 28, 2013.


    2013 saw the first deaths of active storm chasers as violent tornados struck the southern plains. As with all significant events, our society is now reflecting on the merits and down-sides to this ever growing hobby. Professor Paul Sirvatka, developer of the first undergraduate course in storm chasing, will discuss how storm chasing impacts education and society as a whole and shares stories and experiences of 25 years of storm chasing.


    This very special event is offered only to Friends of the Cernan Center members and their immediate families. (No guests, please). If you would like to attend this gala event, please contact Karen Pieranunzi at kpieranu@triton.edu before Friday, September 20th.