Lectures

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Lectures are presented following COVID-19 Regulations

Lecture Program

Lecture meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 5.30 pm, at the St Andrews Parish Centre, 43 Church Terrace Walkerville. For the Centre, enter and park off Fuller Street car park. Drinks and light refreshments are available before most lectures.
Meetings may be followed by an optional light dinner at a local venue.

Details about upcoming lectures will be advised  in the bi-monthly members newsletter GeoNews.

Members are requested to make a gold coin donation to help offset the cost of the venue.  The cost for non-members is $10.

Videos of previous lectures are available on YouTube.

2021 Lecture Program

February 18 - The Discovery of Two Remarkable Indigenous Sites in the Simpson Desert - Andrew Harper, Mike Smith & Max TischlerMatthew Trelow
March 18 -Waste and Recycling - John Philips OAM
Details available in the attached flyer.
April 15 - Planet Mars - What surprises await us? - Dr Victor Gostin
The Perseverance rover, is the most complex object ever sent to Mars. The new rover will search for evidence of ancient microbial life in Jezero Crater where a beautiful ancient alluvial fan is now the focus of attention. This lecture should provide useful background information of this interesting planet and outline some of its Australian scientific contributions. Dr. Gostin has been researching, supervising and teaching geology and earth history at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 1970. He has supervised many research students in sedimentary, environmental, and petroleum geology. He is also concerned in promoting the understanding of earth sciences throughout the community His research projects involve the effects of climate on the nature and patterns of sedimentation, with special emphasis on ancient glaciations, modern cool-water shelf carbonates and lacustrine sediments. His identification of an extensive ejecta blanket derived from Australia's largest meteorite impact [honoured by asteroid 3640 GOSTIN], has widened his attention to planetary geology and to current climatic issues.Mars-Gostin
May 20 - Ross and Keith Smith Flight - Lainie Anderson
Details available here.
June 17 - Brock Lecture - What lurked below - Naracoorte & Nullabor Caves - Dr Elizabeth Reed
More details available closer to the event
July 15 - TBA
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August 19 - TBA
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September 16 - TBA
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October 21 - TBA
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November 18 - TBA
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