Our polar-themed, 51st Open House this January was a big hit with our highest attendance ever! Everyone had a great time learning how scientists conduct research in the extreme cold, how meteorites are collected in Antarctica, and how drones can be used to map glaciers! It was so interesting to learn about the whole world, from pole to pole and mountain to sea" said Bill Byrnes, long-time Museum supporter and Rutgers Geology Class of 1978. If you missed the fun or just want to see the lectures again, they are posted below.

“Unraveling the Mysteries of Glacier Movement”
Dr. Lucas Zoet
Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison


“Meltdown in the Arctic: A Perspective from the Greenland Ice Sheet”
Dr. Åsa Rennermalm
Department of Geography, Rutgers University


*Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to obtain permission to film the first talk, “The Antarctic Search for Meteorites: Planetary Science at the Coldest Place on Earth” by Dr. Juliane Gross, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University.


Open House Sponsors

Thank you again to our sponsors for supporting this event!
Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS)
Friends of the Geology Museum
Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences



Be sure to visit us next year for our 52nd Open House on January 25, 2020!