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!
Doug Wicks of the U.S. Department of Energy will present "Addressing the Mineral Abyss for the Energy Transition." Doug is with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. @ARPAE advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. @ENERGY
🕗7:30🍻8pm start🏢Cosmos Club
Happy Birthday @USGS! ⛰️💧🪨🌋🗻
Got a a chance to hold a cast of the mandible or lower jaw of Spinosaurus at the new Sereno Fossil Lab of @UChicagoBSD. I keep forgetting how massive Spinosaurus was! #Dinosaurs #Paleontology #FossilFriday
Do other planets have leap years?
Yes! Leap years happen because a planet’s orbit around the Sun (year) and rotation on its axis (day) are not perfectly in line. This is true of almost every other planet in our solar system.
Are leap years really that important?
Leap years are important so that our calendar year matches the solar year. For example, say July is a warm, summer month where you live. If we never had leap years, in a few hundred years, July would take place in the cold winter months!