The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is offering a presentation on “The 1986 Chernobyl Meltdown and Consequences” by Sergei Samborski, California State University, Stanislaus on Friday, Dec. 7 at the earlier time of 6 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on Modesto Junior College’s West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. Both the program and parking are free.
The presentation focuses on the evacuation of children from Chernobyl and their psychological and physical rehabilitation in the summer camps in Crimea.
Following the MAPS presentation, the Great Valley Museum is holding a Science Night, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., including telescope viewing of the night sky, planetarium shows at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Science on a Globe demonstrations.
This MAPS event is intended for ages 12 years and older. MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from Modesto Junior College, Associated Students of MJC, MJC Foundation, Great Valley Museum, Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Teachers Association.
For more information about the MAPS program visit the website http://maps.events.mjc.edu/, or the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modesto-Area-Partners-in-Science/244618054801.