Dr. Plank is a geochemist recognized for her work on element recycling at subduction zones, and the role of volatiles in magma generation, ascent, and migration. Dr. Plank is on the faculty of Columbia University, and was a MacArthur Foundation Fellow from 2013-2017. The Bradley lecture is GSW’s named lecture, and this year the lecture will be presented in a hybrid format, both virtual and at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Headquarters building at 2020 Florida Av. NW, Washington DC, 2009, only a few blocks north of the Cosmos Club. The virtual meeting will be conducted on Zoom and GSW members have already received information as to how to attend it. Others should contact Mong-Han Huang (mhhuang at umd.edu) for the Zoom link. For those of you coming to the AGU building, proof of vaccination with corresponding identification will be required upon arrival at the building. Wearing masks will also be required at all times inside the building, except when actively eating or drinking. The building will open for socializing/eating/drinking at 7:30 PM, and the program will start at 8 PM. The meeting announcement is here. Hope to see you there for this special event!
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!