DCIS Lecture Series 2020-2021
The 2020-2021 Lecture Series for the Delaware County Institute of Science (Media, PA) will be going virtual for the year. As speakers are confirmed, their information will appear below, along with a link to register for the Zoom URL to participate. If you are new to Zoom, please view the Zoom tutorials for assistance with getting set up to view a Zoom webinar.
December 14, 2020, 7:30PM --
JOURNEY TO THE MOON: FROM APOLLO TO ARTEMUS AND WHY THE MOON ROCKS
The Delaware County Institute of Science (DCIS) presents scientist Dr. Juliane Gross (NASA Johnson Space Center/Rutgers University) Deputy Curator, NASA Apollo samples as its December speaker for the DCIS 2020-2021 Lecture Series.
Dr. Juliane Gross is an associate professor for planetary sciences at Rutgers University, NJ and currently the Deputy Curator for Apollo samples at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Her research focuses on investigating the formation and evolution of planetary bodies using extra-terrestrial samples that were returned to Earth either by nature (as meteorites) or by humans (by astronauts or by space crafts). In her talk she will take us on a journey to our nearest planetary neighbor and explore the Moon with us from Apollo to Artemis. She will discuss how Moon rocks can be used for scientific studies of solar system exploration, and how they can help us to better understand our past and our future.
Attendees can register on (www.delcoscience.org/lectures).
January 11, 2021, 7:30PM -- [Speaker TBA]
February 8, 2021, 7:30PM -- What lies beneath: Exploring the hydrosphere beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, by Dr. Matthew Siegfried (Colorado School of Mines)
Past 2020-2021 Lectures
Ahab's Rolling Sea: Tracing Our Perceptions of the Ocean through Moby-Dick -- Dr. Richard J. King
Monday, November 9, 2020
7:30PM to 8:30PM
Zoom link for registration :
Richard J. King, a visiting professor at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA, who grew up in Lower Merion, sails (virtually) into the Delaware County Institute of Science Speaker Series to tell the story of Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick. This book of popular, interdisciplinary scholarship has been lauded by both the journals Science and Nature as well as by humanities reviewers in the American Scholar and the Times Literary Supplement. For this talk, you absolutely do NOT need to have read the novel. King, an entertaining speaker, will present about how we may use Melville’s masterpiece as a benchmark to shed light on our own current knowledge of marine biology and oceanography—as well as how we perceive and steward the ocean today. Read more about the book and Rich here: https://www.richardjking.info/