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Past Open Houses

2017 Open House

Lecture Series

10:00 am to 11:00 am: “Volcanoes and Life”

  • Dr. James Webster, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: “Dense Gas in Distant, Dusty Galaxies

  • Dr. Andrew Baker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: “The Appalachians and how they got that way: Structure and dynamics of eastern North America”

  • Dr. Maureen Long, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

2016 Open House

Lecture Series

10 am to 11 am- "The Moon rocks: Lunar meteorites and the secrets they contain"

  • Dr. Juliane Gross, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

11:30 am to 12:30 pm- "From Plate Tectonics to Deep Earth Dynamics: A Seismological Journey Inside the Earth"

  • Dr. Caroline Beghein, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California
  • Link to talk slides.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm- "The Sound and the Fury: Marine acoustic profiling to measure sea-level change amid environmental concerns"

  • Dr. Gregory Mountain, Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm- "Reconstructing the Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment of the Turkana Basin, Kenya"

  • Dr. Catherine Beck, Assistant Professor, Geosciences Department, Hamilton College

2015 Open House

Lecture Series

pdf **Click here to download a transcript of the lectures presented on 1/31/15.** (328 KB)

10 am to 11 am- "A Dip in the Ocean: An Interactive Exploration of How the Ocean Impacts You and How You Impact the Ocean"

  • Janice McDonnell, Rutgers University, Marine Science Institute
  • Please contact the museum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like a copy of this presentation.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm- "Extremophilic Environments and Microbial Diversity Within"

  • Dr. Ramaydalis Keddis, Kean University, Department of General Studies
  • Download a copy of Dr. Keddis' presentation pdf here (1.59 MB) .

***1:30 pm to 2:30 pm- "Earth's Cocktail Party: Deciphering the Physics of Earthquakes with Networks of Seismic Arrays"

  • Dr. Jean-Paul Ampuero, California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory
  • Please contact the museum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like a copy of this presentation.

***3:00 pm to 4:00 pm- "The Art of the Geological Map"

  • Dr. Don Monteverde, New Jersey Geological and Water Survey and Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Download a copy of Dr. Monteverde's presentation pdf here (15.34 MB) .

***This time slot has been changed since it's original publication.

 

 

Events

Raritan River field trip
16 Sep 2017 11:00AM - 02:00PM
The Geology and Ecology of the Raritan River
16 Sep 2017 11:00AM - 02:00PM
The Rutgers Geology Museum hosts a number of field trips throughout the year, where participants a...
Fossils and Dinosaurs Late Night
04 Oct 2017 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Visit us on Wednesday, October 4th, and take a step back in time to discover the different types o...
Astronomy Late Night
01 Nov 2017 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Visit us on Wednesday, November 1st, as we learn about the mysteries beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Ex...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2017.