Geoscience Australia Open Day 2009

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16th October 2009, 10:30am - Views: 973
Geoscience Australia Open Day 2009

The world of geoscience will open to the community this Sunday 18 October as Geoscience Australia holds its annual Open Day from 10am to 4pm.

Media are invited to attend throughout the day and will be given access to interview and photograph geoscientists from many subject fields including experts on earthquakes, carbon capture & storage and groundwater.

What Geoscience Australia Open Day

When 10am 4pm Sunday 18 October 2009

Where Geoscience Australia, Corner of Jerrabomberra Ave and
Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston, Canberra

Visitors will be exposed to a diverse program of displays, tours and talks that will showcase the latest activities in petroleum, mineral, marine, groundwater, mapping and natural hazard research.

Join a tour of the Geoscience Australia Operations Hub of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre where earthquakes from around the world are monitored and recorded.

Discover the new Geoscience Australia SHRIMP laboratory where million year old rocks are dated, and find out about local ACT geology for a better understanding of your surroundings and their history.

The community can enjoy fun geoscience activities including gold panning, rock identification, discovering the science of sediments, and can even take a stroll through the Earth's 4.6 billion year history on our Geological TimeWalk.

A series of talks highlighting Australian achievements in geoscience will take place in the Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre during the day, featuring:

11:30am: The evolution of evolution
12:30pm: Uranium exploration
1:30pm: Australia's energy future
2:30pm: Personal magnetism, animal magnetism and geomagnetism- Earth's magnetic field down under.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Geoscience Australia 24 hour Media Hotline 1800 882 035

SOURCE: Geoscience Australia

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