WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling greets fans during his annual Tornado and Severe Weather Seminar in 2010. This Saturday, April 30, marks the 31st year of the seminar and the 30th year that the event is taking place at Fermilab. The seminar is free and open to the public. Space fills up fast, so seating is first come, first serve. More information on this year’s seminar is available online.

On Wednesday, May 31, at 8 p.m., Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and chair of the National Academies committee that wrote the report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” will give a public lecture at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Mr. Augustine will be available for questions by media representatives after his presentation.

Some of the hottest topics in the field of physics today, ranging from “Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe,” to “The Warpings of Spacetime” and “The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics,” will energize the World Year of Physics Symposium for Students and Teachers, to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 in Ramsey Auditorium at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab.