Lectures and Special Events
Glacial Earthquakes: Using Seismic and GPS Observations to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets Worldwide
November 12, 2014
The great ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass while the number of glacial earthquakes is increasing, with six times as many earthquakes occurring in recent years as in the early 1990s. Join Dr. Meredith Nettles, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, as she discusses the discovery of these peculiar earthquakes, and shows how combining earthquake data with GPS measurements from glaciers allows us to learn how the glaciers and ice sheets may be affected by changing environmental conditions.
The Annual IRIS Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.
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March 9, 2017
Join a conversation that explores Cuba’s remarkable biodiversity and its changing relationship with the United States.
March 14, 2017
Join us after hours for an exclusive evening of family fun featuring interactive digital and physical games that challenge, entertain, and tease your brain.
March 18, 2017
Explore the special relationship between Earth and the Sun and learn about the delicate balance that makes our planet the perfect place to call home.
April 13, 2017
Explore the merits of sea vs. space across a range of judging categories with aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and astronauts Mike Massimino and Don Pettit.
May 6, 2017
Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.