Tuesday 22 December 2015

Geology of the Salisbury Cathedral Close

The Wiltshire Geology Group has just produced a new  geological guide for an hour or so self-guided walk round the Salisbury Cathedral Close. It is in a 12 page concertina and laminated form to make it handy and waterproof to carry in the hand. It explores the local geology and how this is reflected in the materials used to construct this exquisite space within the heart of Salisbury.
It is priced at just £2 and available from the Cathedral and Museum shops and the Sarum Bookshop.

7th January - New Dinosaur discoveries

New Dinosaur discoveries
Ben Garrod
7 January 2016, 7.30pm—9pm
Free – donations welcome

New and astounding dinosaur fossils continue to be discovered across the globe, shedding ever more light on what dinosaurs were and how they lived.
Ben Garrod will discuss some of these new findings about animals which were dominant on land for about 135 million years from  the Triassic, through the Jurassic and into the Cretaceous geological periods. He will talk in particular about a recent titanosaur discovery that he’s been following as part of a BBC 1 programme. This has included him helping 3D scan the largest thigh bone he’s ever seen.
Please note, the lecture takes place at Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol NOT Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Parking can be difficult so please arrive an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time. Access on foot is via the Royal Fort entrance, along the path and to the left.
Book your free ticket now

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Mount Etna erupts

Sky lights up over Sicily as Mount Etna's Voragine crater erupts

Megastorms that throw boulders over cliffs

This photo shows one of the mysterious boulders on 
the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas  
Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post

Tuesday 1 December 2015