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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, 2018-09-05 15:00
Meet Alex Breckel of the Department of Energy's Office of Policy and the Advanced Grid Research and Development Office.
Tue, 2018-09-04 12:49
PNNL turned to teams of Washington State University engineering and materials science students to design and fabricate safeguards equipment.
Mon, 2018-09-03 16:32
University of Maryland 2018 Geology Colloquium Series Friday, September 7th 2018 at 3:00 pm in PLS 1130 Alan Brandon University of Houston Constraints on Crustal Contamination of Martian Shergottite Magmas For 3 decades, a debate over whether shergottite meteorites with incompatible trace element enriched compositions were the result of crustal contamination while their parent magmas migrated to the surface or instead represent a mantle source in Mars, has not been resolved.  There is now enough compositional data for shergottites to model the process of crustal contamination of possible parent magmas in order to resolve this debate.  This talk will present the results of these models with implications to the origins of shergottite magmas in Mars.
Fri, 2018-08-31 16:16
Registration opens October 6 for this December 6 event, sure to be very popular: https://carnegiescience.edu/events/lectures/big-ones-natural-disasters-have-shaped-our-science-and-our-culture The Big Ones: The Natural Disasters That Have Shaped Our Science and Our Culture Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 6:30pm to 7:45pm Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, and volcanoes—they all stem from the very same forces that give our planet life. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Science and engineering can be used to understand extreme events and to design our cities to be resilient, but we must overcome the psychological drive to normalization that keeps humanity from believing that we could experience anything worse than what we have already survived. As climate change increases the intensity of extreme storms and and urban population growth increases the complexity of our life-sustaining...
Thu, 2018-08-30 10:00
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope have taken a series of spectacular images featuring the fluttering auroras at the north pole of Saturn. The observations were taken in ultraviolet light and the resulting images provide astronomers with the most comprehensive picture so far of Saturn’s northern aurora.
Wed, 2018-08-29 13:50
NOTE: This blog is the first of a series addressing issues further explored in GSA’s 2018 Annual Meeting Pardee Session Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences.  We hope you’ll attend the Women Rising session, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, Sagamore Ballroom 5, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, followed by a networking social, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.​ by Kelly Kryc – Principal, Kryc Strategic Solutions, LLC I’m an exceptional sleeper. I count it among my super powers. And since we’re among scientists, here’s the quantitative evidence: My Fitbit once registered my sleep efficiency as 100%. I stopped tracking after that since I wasn’t convinced that 100% sleep efficiency was something anyone should aspire to. Flashback ten years. I wake up to find myself crouched behind a large, overstuffed chair in the corner of my living room. The only way I could have gotten there was by going over the chair. I have a vague recollection of...
Wed, 2018-08-29 13:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Celebrate the seventh annual Geologic Map Day! On Friday, October 19, as a part of Earth Science Week 2018 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.   Geologic maps are vital to education, science, business, and public policy concerns. Geologic Map Day will focus the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study, uses, and significance of these tools, by engaging audiences through educational activities, print materials, online resources, and public outreach opportunities.   Be sure to check out the Geologic Map Day poster included in this year's Earth Science Week Toolkit (www.earthsciweek.org/materials). Showing how geologic maps can inspire and inform creativity, the poster provides step-by-step instructions for related classroom activities. Additional resources for learning about geologic maps can be...
Tue, 2018-08-28 14:10
There are two editors who work on the AAG Journal, GeoHumanities as well as an assistant editor. Deborah Dixon is one of the editors who works to publish new scholarly interactions occurring at the intersections of geography and multiple humanities disciplines within the journal. Deborah Dixon is a cultural and political geographer, with an undergraduate […]
Tue, 2018-08-28 08:06
Danielle Sumy, IRIS – Induced earthquake hazard and risk in the United States Megan Holycross, Smithsonian – Diffusion in silicate melts: using atomic-scale processes to track magmatic events Maya Gomes, Johns Hopkins University – Environmental Drivers of Extinction: the Early Jurassic Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event Beverages and socializing commence at 7:30pm. The formal program starts at 8:00pm. Meetings are open to the public; please join us! We meet in the John Wesley Powell Auditorium of the Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008. Entrance is through the club gate, the first right-hand entrance on Florida Avenue north of the intersection with Massachusetts Avenue NW. The auditorium entrance is to the left of the gate. The Powell Auditorium is within walking distance of the DuPont Circle Metro stop (Q Street exit), the Connecticut Avenue bus routes (L2, L4), and the Massachusetts Avenue bus routes (N2, N4). http://www.gswweb.org/index.php/2018/08/12/meeting-1532...
Tue, 2018-08-28 08:04
Join the brand new DMV Association for Women Geologists (AWG) for our kickoff event tonight in Adams-Morgan! Come meet the current officers and fellow members during happy hour from 6-8pm, with trivia to follow! The event will feature a special drink called “The Limestone,” and will even include a geology-themed round of trivia. TODAY: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 6pm (until 8pm) Ventnor Sports Cafe 2411 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dmv-awg-kickoff-happy-hour-trivia-tickets-48785534848

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