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Meet the Scientist: Congyu Yu

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Panoramic view of the Flaming Cliffs. The Flaming Cliffs site, a region of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
Courtesy of C. Michel/

Desert Dinosaurs: Uncovering the Ancient Occupants of the Gobi Desert

Speaker: Congyu Yu

Congyu Yu holds two small boxes containing fossil specimens.
R. Mickens/© AMNH

The Flaming Cliffs are a hot spot for fossils. This distant site as well as many others in the Gobi Desert in East Asia yield the most astonishing dinosaur discoveries. The Gobi Desert is a harsh, remote place, but well worth the trek. Join Congyu Yu, a Richard Gilder Graduate School PhD student, for a peek at the amazing dinosaur fossils from Mongolia and a sense of what it’s like to be a paleontologist conducting digs in such a rich but challenging locality.


Children 7 and over

(Teens should RSVP for our monthly Teen SciCafe events.)

Tickets are free:

Free passes are available on the day of the program at the Discovery Room entrance.

Space is limited and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for sessions at 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45.