NOAA hosting open house of research institute

JUNEAU — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting an open house of its Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute.

NOAA says the July 26 event is being held to recognize Stevens’ contributions to Alaska’s fisheries and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day.

Stevens served in the U.S. Senate for 40 years and was revered for his ability to bring home projects and money. He died in a plane crash in Alaska in 2010.

The following year, the Legislature passed a measure setting aside the fourth Saturday of every July as Ted Stevens Day. It falls this year on July 27.

NOAA, in a release, says the research institute in Juneau is one of its leading science facilities. 

The open house will include tours and exhibits.