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Sternberg museum to honor late professor


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.