News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
April 19 (Thur), 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl lecture at Colorado School of Mines, Probing Weathered Bedrock in Earth’s Critical Zone: Rock Moisture and its Implications for Weathering and Biogeochemical Processes, by aniella Rempe, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin. Berthoud Hall Room 241; all are welcome.
April 19 (Thur), 7:00 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society meeting, a pair of talks on The role of the USGS and the Colorado Geological Survey; by Eugene (Buddy) Schweig, Director, USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, and Karen Berry, Director and State Geologist, Colorado Geological Survey.
April 22 (Sun), Earth Day Geology Hike, in Red Rocks Park (1 p.m.) with optional (12 noon) shared potluck lunch at the Discovery Center at Dinosaur Ridge. Meet at the Discovery Center, 17681 W. Alameda Parkway. At about 1 p.m. we’ll drive to the Geologic Marker and hike the new Geologic Overlook Trail—a short, 3000’ (3/5 mile) round trip, 240’ elevation gain. We’ll also demonstrate use of the “ROCKD” geologic map app. This will be a joint “general public” +
Florissant Scientific Society event; all interested persons are invited. Contact Pete Modreski, email@example.com, or (cell) 720-205-2553.
April 25 (Wed), 4:00 p.m., CU Geological Science Colloquium, Geophysics from the Top-Down: the Exoplanet Opportunity, by Nick Cowan, McGill Univ. Benson Earth Sciences Building Auditorium 180; social hour with refreshments follows in Benson 185. All are welcome.
April 25-26 (Wed-Thur), Robert Hazen, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, will give several talks at Colorado School of Mines on the theme of Mineral Evolution, Mineral Ecology, and “Big Data”. Click here to see the flyer.
April 26 (Thur), 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl lecture at Colorado School of Mines, Algorithms for Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling: Current State and Future Outlook, by Clint Dawson, Univ. of Texas at Austin. Berthoud Hall Room 241; all welcome.
May 1 (Tue) 10:30 a.m., USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar, Building 25 Lecture Hall, Denver Federal Center, “Exploring sedimentary environments in Gale Crater with the Mars
Science Laboratory Rover”, by Lauren Edgar, USGS – Flagstaff.
May 3 (Thur), 7:00 p.m., First Thursday lecture series of the Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, The Colorado-Wyoming State Line Kimberlite District, by Philip Persson. All are welcome. Expected location: Ben H. Parker Student Center, Ballroom "E", Maple Street, Golden.
May 5 (Sat), 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction, Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St. (3 blocks north of West 6th Ave.) Lakewood.
May 8 (Tue), 6:00-8:00 p.m., “Golden Beer Talks”, Johanna Kovarik, U.S.Forest Service, National Cave and Karst Program Coordinator. Windy Saddle Café, 1110 Washington Avenue, Golden.“Golden’s grassroots version of TED talks, Expand your mind with a beer in your hand”, see http://goldenbeertalks.org/ . (Talk begins at about 6:35.)
May 8 (Tue), 7:00 p.m., annual Emmons Lecture sponsored by the Colorado Scientific Society, High drama at the Paleocene/Eocene boundary in the Bighorn Basin; implications for today, by Will Clyde, University of New Hampshire. On the CSM campus, location TBA.
May 10 (Thur), Friends of Mineralogy (See right).
May 12 (Sat), Dinosaur Discovery Day, featuring Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison, CO. See www.dinoridge.org for full information.
May 12 (Sat), Friends of Mineralogy (See right).
May 12-13 (Sat-Sun), Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club presents their 71st Gem & Mineral Show, "Beauties of the Earth" at the Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction, CO.
May 20 (Sun), 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, Silent Auction & Verbal Auction, Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood CO. Setup begins at 10:30 a.m., auction begins at noon, verbal auction at 1:00 pm. Checkout begins at 3 p.m. and should be completed by 4 p.m. Everyone (members or non-members) are welcome to attend and to bring items to sell. To be assigned a bidder/seller number in advance, please contact Lou Conti, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-797-3205.
June 1-3 (Fri-Sun) - Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society; at the Norris-Penrose Event Center [new location], 1045 Lower
Gold Camp Road #3, Colorado Springs.
June 17 (Sun), will be the date of the once-yearly Geology Train on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito, CO. See their website, http://cumbrestoltec.com/ .
June 15-17 (Fri-Sun) - Victor Gem and Mineral Show, downtown Victor, CO.
September 19 (Wed), Friends of Mineralogy (See right).
November 14 (Wed), Friends of Mineralogy (See right).
Other Area Geology Club's Meetings
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club - The Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Lake George Community Center, located on the north side of US Highway 24 on the east edge of town, sharing a building with the county highway shops. In the winter, meeting is at 10:00AM. From April through October, meeting is at 9:00AM, to allow more time for field trips. http://www.lggmclub.org/www.lggmclub.org/
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs. http://www.csms1936.com
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society, meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30PM in the meeting room, Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16 th (at J St.), Salida. https://rockaholics.org/
Pueblo Rockhounds, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo. http://www.pueblorockhounds.org/
Colorado Mineral Society - General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood. http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/
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