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From Ocean to Outer Space

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Loral O'Hara

Embark on an exciting afternoon focused on space and ocean exploration, featuring NASA astronaut and former WHOI engineer Loral O’Hara joining us live from the International Space Station!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

MBL’s Cornelia Clapp Auditorium (formerly Lillie Auditorium) 7 MBL Street Woods Hole, MA 02536

Can’t join us in person? Register for the virtual event.

Bring your family and join us for a live downlink from the International Space Station (ISS) featuring NASA astronaut and former WHOI engineer, Loral O’Hara. Loral will share insights, answer questions, and discuss the many fascinating connections between exploration in space and the ocean. Also on stage will be Alvin Program Manager Bruce Strickrott and WHOI marine microbiologist Julie Huber, with host Ken Kostel, WHOI Director of Research Communications.
Schedule 3:00 p.m. – Doors open 3:15 p.m. – Bruce Strickrott and Julie Huber will delve into the connections between ocean and space exploration. 4:00 p.m. – 4:25 p.m. – Loral O’Hara will answer pre-submitted questions live from the ISSJoin us for this exciting live event that promises to be both educational and inspiring!

Limited parking available at NOAA Fisheries, 17 Albatross Street; WHOI School Street lot, 49 School Street; and WHOI Shiverick lot, 11 School Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543.

Please direct any event related questions to Kathy Patterson at or (508) 289-2700.


January 23
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
(508) 548-1400
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The Cornelia Clapp Auditorium
MBL Street
Woods Hole,MA02543United States
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