GSW Meeting 1569: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you have any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Meetings minutes. PDF format.

GSW meeting 1570 on 13 Oct 2021: Exoplanets from TESS, the lunar sulfur cycle & environmental disasters navigated with magnetofossils

This meeting will return to the virtual-only format, via Zoom. The last two meetings this fall will be hybrid, with both a virtual and in-person component. We have a full schedule of three talks on 13 Oct. Details, including the Zoom link, have been sent to members. For non-members who wish to attend, please email Mong-Han Huang (mhhuang[at]umd.edu) for the Zoom link. Join us at 7:30 PM for socializing. The meeting will begin at 8 PM.

GSW meeting 1568: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you have any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Meeting minutes [PDF format].

Cosmos Club meeting: Sept 29

Our second meeting this Fall will be held at the Cosmos Club, and will not include an online component. Please wear a mask at all times because of the Delta variant, taking your mask off only for drinking or eating. The doors will open at 7:30, and the talks will commence at 8 PM. We have a full schedule of three talks with presentations from Dr. Paul Betka (George Mason) on tectonics within the IndoBurman subduction zone, Dr. Valerie Finlayson (UMCP) on siderophile anomalies in the Easter plume, and Dr. Francesca Miozzi (Carnegie) on carbon-rich exoplanets. We look forward to seeing many of you in the flesh again!

Return to Cosmos Club! 8 Sept 2021

Our first meeting this Fall will be held at the Cosmos Club, and will not include an online component. Please wear a mask at all times because of the Delta variant, taking your mask off only for drinking or eating. The doors will open at 7:30, and the talks will commence at 8 PM. We have a full schedule of three talks, with presentations from Dr. Peter Valley (USGS) on geologic mapping and mineralization in the Adirondacks, Dr. Will Odom (USGS) on cosmogenic nuclide dating of Plio-Pleistocene surfaces, and Dr. Mojhgan Haghnegahdar (UMCP) on methane isotopes sources and sinks. We look forward to seeing many of you in the flesh after more than a year!

In spring of 2021, GSW Councilors and Officers convened to consider our meeting options for 2021 and beyond, debating the merits of in-person, hybrid, and virtual-format meetings for our metro area and remote members. Informed by our spring 2021 membership survey, we decided that hybrid meetings (in-person with a virtual option) would result in low attendance and an unwelcoming atmosphere for our local speakers.  At the same time, we see the benefits of virtual to engage our non-metro area members. We resolved to have 2 regular in-person meetings this fall (no virtual option), 1 virtual-only meeting, and two hybrid meetings (in-person and zoom). Our first hybrid meeting will the Bradley Lecture and will be held at the AGU building. Our second will be the combined Annual Meeting/Business Meeting at the Cosmos Club.

GSW meeting 1567: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you have any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Meeting minutes [PDF format].

GSW meeting 1566: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you have any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu

Meeting minutes [PDF format].

GSW Meeting 1567 on 19 May 2021: Exoplanets

Our last GSW meeting of the Spring will feature an Exoplanet theme. Further details, including the Zoom link, will be sent to members. For non-members who wish to attend, please email Mong-Han Huang (mhhuang[at]umd.edu) for the Zoom link. Here are the talks, and speakers, and announcement.

Dr. David Kipping (Columbia University):  The Search for Exomoons

Sarah Moran (Johns Hopkins University): The Chemistry of Super-Earth and Sub-Neptune Hazes from Laboratory Experiments

Dr. Peter Gao (University of California, Santa Cruz & Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory): Super-Earth Water Worlds, Mini-Neptunes, Oh My! Towards Understanding the Most Common Type of Planet in the Galaxy

GSW Meeting 1566 on 5 May 2021: Unique natural hazards

We have talks on detecting landslides from space, understanding processes in large outdoor fires, and new perspectives on wildfire and geomorphic hazards. Here is the announcement. Hope to see you there.

Further details, including the Zoom link, have been sent to members. For non-members who wish to attend, please email Mong-Han Huang (mhhuang[at]umd.edu) for the Zoom link.

GSW Meeting 1565: Draft of minutes for members to evaluate

Please take a look at the draft minutes and see if you have any corrections or additions. If so, please send those ideas to Meeting Secretary Beth Doyle at edoyle[at]nvcc.edu.

Meeting minutes [PDF format].