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Sternberg museum to honor late professor

2/27/2014

Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will pay tribute to the late John Heinrichs, professor of geography and chairman of the geosciences department, at 7 p.m. Friday at the museum, 3000 Sternberg Drive.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Mark Tschudi, instructor of geosciences, will give a memorial talk about Heinrichs, who died unexpectedly Jan. 11 at age 56.

Following the memorial at 7:40, the movie "Chasing Ice" will be shown in honor of Heinrichs. While teaching at FHSU, Heinrichs also was involved in geoscience and climate change research.

"Chasing Ice" uses time-lapse cameras to compress years into seconds to document the world's changing glaciers.

The evening will end with a short question-and-answer session.