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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Wed, 2019-02-20 13:00
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, along with older data from the Voyager 2 probe, have revealed more about the origin of Neptune’s smallest moon. The moon, which was discovered in 2013 and has now received the official name Hippocamp, is believed to be a fragment of its larger neighbour Proteus.
Wed, 2019-02-20 06:11
http://www.gswweb.org/index.php/2019/02/20/gsw-1540/ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019 MEETING 1540 IOAN LASCU, Smithsonian Institution Magnetic Trek Into Vortex: The Nature of Magnetic Carriers in Rocks Revealed G. LYNN WINGARD, U.S. Geological Survey The Application of Holocene Records to Resource Management: An Example from the Everglades LAWRENCE D. MEINERT, Meinert Consulting, LLC Space Resources – the Hype versus Reality TALKS WILL BE 20 MINUTES w/ QUESTIONS TO FOLLOW Meeting flyer to print & post at your institution – help spread the word! __________________________________ Free & open to the public Refreshments at 7:30 p.m. Formal program at 8:00 p.m. John Wesley Powell Auditorium 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC http://www.gswweb.org
Mon, 2019-02-18 11:41
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-nature-and-the-writers-eye-tickets-54610784326 Science writer Peter Brannen and internationally acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh join 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner Annie Proulx to discuss pressing issues of environmental change and a writer’s responsibilities to them. Book sales and signing to follow. Tickets are required for entry to this FREE event. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is not guaranteed. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov. This event will be recorded for future presentation as a webcast on the Library of Congress website. Date and Time Wed, March 20, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Coolidge Auditorium Thomas Jefferson Building 10 First Street SE Washington, DC 20540 View Map
Mon, 2019-02-18 07:21
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists D.C. – Maryland – Virginia Chapter (www.aeg-bwh.org) Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brewer’s Alley in Frederick, MD. AEG Members $40, Non-members $45; Includes dinner. Student and retiree member discounts available). Please register by Monday, February 18, via online payment (http://www.aeg-bwh.org/e-pay). Presenters:  Patrick T. Hastings, C.P.G. and David K. Miller, C.P.G.; Seismic Surveys, Inc. Title:  Vibrations from Driven Piles Driven piles for deep foundations are an economical and effective method for supporting structures in challenging geologic conditions. Quite often, this foundation method is necessary in congested areas with existing structures, that must be protected from damage, nearby. Pile driving is safely conducted every day near existing structures; however, ground vibrations are a by-product of this pile installation method and they must be controlled to minimize the risk...
Mon, 2019-02-18 07:18
2019 Geology Colloquium Series Friday, February 22nd 2019 at 3:00 pm in PLS 1140 David Kring USRA – Lunar and Planetary Institute The Discovery of the Chicxulub Crater and Recent Insights from IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 The discovery of the Chicxulub impact crater added tremendous credibility to the impact-mass extinction hypothesis.  That discovery led, in turn, to detailed studies of the impact’s environmental effects.  More recently, deep subsurface drilling by IODP and ICDP provided an opportunity to study the formation of the extraordinary ~180 km diameter basin, which shattered the Yucatan Peninsula, causing once immobile granite to flow in excess of a hundred kilometers an hour.  The heat of the impact spawned a vast hydrothermal system that persisted for about a million years.  That hydrothermal system is currently being used as a proxy for Hadean Earth systems that may have hosted Earth’s earliest life.
Fri, 2019-02-15 13:47
We look forward to your participation in the 2019 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous in Nashville, TN July 15-19!  The EER brings together researchers and practitioners working in all aspects of undergraduate Earth education, including a mix of college faculty, graduate students, and K-12 teachers from all disciplines who are interested in improving their teaching about Earth. View the program here: https://serc.carleton.edu/earth_rendezvous/2019/program/index.html The Contributed Program is currently open. Abstract submissions are due March 3rd. Check it out, and consider sharing your research, teaching ideas, and expertise! Early Bird Registration deadline is May 1. Fees are reduced for all NAGT Members. There are multiple opportunities for travel support for EER, including participating in the activity review camp ($500 stipend), NGSS tagging camp ($500 stipend), Marine Geology Using GEODE workshop ($1,000 travel award) and general travel stipends ($500). Summer is always a...
Thu, 2019-02-14 17:00
In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Scott Singleton, guest editor for February's The Leading Edge. February's special section highlights eight unconventional case studies. Scott discusses how the industry can rise to the challenge of unconventional, the link between unconventional and microseismic, and a brief history on the field. Subscribers can read the full articles in the SEG Digital Library at https://library.seg.org/and abstracts are always free. Show notes and links at https://seg.org/podcast/Post/6786/. Interviewee biography Mr. Singleton graduated from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1979 with a BS in Geophysics and received a MS in Geophysics from Texas A...
Thu, 2019-02-14 13:47
Dr. Samuel P. Massie worked at Ames National Lab during the Manhattan Project and became the first black professor to teach at the Naval Academy.
Thu, 2019-02-14 10:32
The public is invited to lend their voices to the meeting toward helping develop constructive and ongoing conversations about science. A panel of aquatic scientists and science communicators will respond to suggestions, comments, and questions from the public audience and community stakeholders.
Wed, 2019-02-13 09:49
Last week I was able to participate in one of many things that makes me proud to be the leader of an amazingly innovative and cutting-edge organization like AGU. I sat in the audience and witnessed AGU receive three 2019 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers. Two awards went to AGU’s exciting new transdisciplinary, open access journal, GeoHealth, which publishes original research, reviews, policy discussions, and commentaries about this emerging field. AGU launched the GeoHealth journal in March 2017 to provide an outlet for members of the scientific community who conduct research that relates the Earth and environmental sciences to human, agricultural, and environmental health. This journal has a hard-working team behind it, led by Editor in Chief Gabe Filippelli. Their efforts culminated with the award for Best New Journal in Science, Technology and Medicine, as well as the Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics. This award is a notable...

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