News & Events
Weston Observatory Annual Appeal
Weston Observatory is conducting its first annual fundraiser! The goal of this appeal is to fundraise for our educational outreach programs: the BC-ESP and the Evening Colloquium Series as well to continue to provide the general public with up-to-date information on both local and worldwide earthquakes.
On May 21st, 2014, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Weston Observatory welcomes Alan L. Kafka, Ph.D., Geophyiscist, Director, Weston Observatory, Boston College.
The title of his talk is:
"Earthquake Hazards And The Environment: Humility In The Face Of The Power Of Nature"
All colloquiums are open to the public free-of-charge. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please call 617-552-8300 to reserve your spot. Ample parking is available and light refreshments are provided.
NPR interview with Dr. John Ebel, Senior Research Scientist at Weston Observatory and Department Chair for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College.
If you want to learn or hear more about the Moodus Noises, please feel free to contact us!
BC-ESP in the news!
Our educational seismologist, Stacy Moulis, and her BC-ESP class of sixth graders at Amesbury Middle School were featured in the Newburyport Current.
The NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge brings together over 200,000 children, ages 9 to 16, from over 70 countries and explores the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. In particular, teams identify problems that happen in a community when a natural disaster strikes and create innovative solutions that helps people prepare, stay safe and rebuild. Weston Observatory staff assisted several local teams in explaining the history of earthquakes in New England and identifying the requirements of local communities to properly prepare for an earthquake.
Thunderbots team video with Weston Observatory staff
FEMA is sponsoring The Great NorthEast ShakeOut!
“Mark your calendars! Millions of people worldwide will Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17th. You are invited to join them by participating in the 2013 Great NorthEast ShakeOut! Last year more than 19.4 million people were registered in Great ShakeOut earthquake drills worldwide. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. 2013 is the first year that Northeast states will be organized as an Official ShakeOut Region. Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania are organizing statewide recruitment efforts of schools, organizations, and individuals. FEMA and the Northeast States Emergency Consortium are coordinating recruitment across the entire region.”
Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor John Ebel and rising junior Alissa Kotowski are leading an effort to find two dozen sites throughout New England to house seismic monitoring stations as part of the EarthScope Project, the most far-reaching seismic investigation of any continent in the world, deemed number one on a list of the "The Universe's Ten Most Epic Projects" by Popular Science magazine. BC Chronicle Article.