Ray Falconer was often referred to as "Mr. Weather." From his early
days as a weather observer atop Mt. Washington in New Hampshire to his
work at the General Electric Research Laboratory in Nobel Laureate
Irving Langmuir's Project Cirrus, Ray was an enthusiastic disciple of
the atmosphere. In 1961, when Vincent Schaefer, discoverer of cloud
seeding, established the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC),
he hired Ray as its first member. From that time on, Ray's boundless
energy was poured into public education on weather and the environment.
His popular radio weather commentaries, his articles, and his Lecture
Series made him widely known as the Voice of the ASRC.
Ray Falconer died in 2002.
Natural History Lecture series
Ray Falconer Fund - Donations to sustain the Natural
History Lectures may
be made out to the "University at Albany Foundation" and mailed to the
University at Albany Foundation (Room - LC-B30), 1400 Washington
Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Gifts are tax deductible. Address donations
"Attention: Ray Falconer Fund"