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Inside Science: Geology

Lecture/Seminar
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

Geologist and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey reveals how exploring these enigmatic celestial objects will help scientists understand a crucial time in our history: The origins of the solar system and everything contained within it.

Lecture/Seminar
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

New Mexico geologist Kirt Kempter explores the dramatic landscapes that captivated Georgia O’Keeffe and often provided the inspiration for her art. The geologic story of the beloved region O’Keeffe called home spans more than 300 million years and includes rock layers from ancient rivers, oceans, and sand dunes.

Lecture/Seminar
Monday, March 21, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

The landscape of the Pacific Northwest has been significantly shaped by massive floods in the geologic past. Geologist Kirt Kempter explores the catastrophic supervolcano eruptions that unleashed lava flows beginning approximately 17 million years ago and the widespread flooding at the end of the last Ice Age cycle that carved much of the Columbia River Gorge.