Each Groundhog Day, The Weather Discovery Center honors individuals who have advanced the knowledge of weather science, climatology, and meteorology.
As Hall of Fame members, they help to represent and advance the mission of the Weather Discovery Center, which is to help visitors explore and understand the science behind weather phenomena.
Join us in February as we induct our newest Hall of Fame member!
2015 Inductee: Dr. Richard Alley
Professor of Geosciences, published author, PBS host, and partner in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Richard Alley is the 2015 inductee into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center’s Meteorologist Hall of Fame. Dr. Alley will accept his honor at an induction ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1.
Though he is a geologist and not a meteorologist, Dr. Alley’s passion is earth sciences, specifically glaciology and abrupt climate change, and it’s what he has become known for. He has authored more than 250 scientific publications about the relationships between Earth’s cryosphere and global climate change and how those relationships affect our weather and our earth. Alley is dedicated to engaging and educating his Penn State students and has been known to sing about the value of seismology in a parody of the Johnny Cash hit “I Walk the Line.” He considers his time at Penn State his career capstone.” Click here for more about Dr. Alley's biography.