The Society's meetings are open to Fellows, guests and members of the public.
Entry is free, but fellows and guests are reminded that if they wish to partake of refreshments before the meeting, there is a $4.00 charge to cover this.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, March to November inclusive. Meeting commence at 6.30 pm and are preceded by wine and nibbles at 6.00 pm.
An invited lecture is normally arranged for each meeting. For ordinary meetings, the reading of papers and the presentation of exhibits of scientific interest may also occur.
These meetings are usually held in the Society's Rooms. Meetings are occasionally organised jointly with other kindred societies and may be held elsewhere. Occasional Symposia on topical issues are also organised by the Society.
COVID 19 restrictions
While in force, a maximum of 30 will be ticketed through Eventbrite for those wishing to attend in person but there will also be on line access using the Zoom platform. For further information contact the Society through our email firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternately, our Programme Secretary at: email@example.com
The Tate Lecture details are different and will be available closer to the event with a larger attendance possible.
“Into the volcano: from source to surface and beyond”
Assoc Prof Heather Handley, Macquarie University
6 for 6.30 in the Bragg Theatre, Adelaide University
Booking is by Eventbrite - see below for link
There are over 800 million people in the world that live close to active volcanoes and so understanding how volcanoes work and what triggers volcanic eruptions is crucial in order to reduce risk to humans from volcanic hazards. In the lecture we'll take a journey deep into the volcano to explore why and where we get volcanoes on Earth and what makes some explosive and others not. We'll look at how science can help us to understand how fast molten rock moves to the surface beneath volcanoes. We'll also delve deep into Australia's rich and fascinating volcanic history to determine how likely a future eruption is in Australia, what the warning signals might look like and how much time we may have to prepare should we detect signs of activity.
Heather Handley is an Associate Professor of Volcanology and Geochemistry and leads the Volcanic and Magmatic Research Group at Macquarie University. Her research unravels the secrets held in the chemistry of volcanic rocks and their minerals to answer questions such as what triggers volcanic eruptions? and how fast does magma travel from its source to the Earth’s surface? Heather holds a PhD in Volcano Geochemistry from Durham University, UK and 1st Class Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology from The University of Edinburgh, UK. In 2012, Heather was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to advance our understanding of the timescales of Earth-system process. She is Co-Founder and President of the Women in Earth and Environmental Sciences Australasia Network (WOMEESA) and was recently appointed as a Co Editor-in-Chief for Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Heather received a NSW Young Tall Poppy Award in 2014 in recognition of her research excellence and passion for science communication and has led more than 40 outreach events and workshops. She frequently writes for The Conversation, has given over 60 television, radio and print interviews and has featured in documentaries for National Geographic and Discovery Science.
For further information visit: www.fieldgeologyclubsa.org.au
Attendance is booking by Eventbrite – link below but also by Zoom, link to follow
Aug – Mojtaba Rajabi (Geology)