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Colloquium Series at Weston Observatory

Weston Observatory, front view

col·lo·qui·um

1. Informal meeting for the exchange of views.

2. Academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.


 

Postponed due to snow storm

Will be presented on March 22, 2017

 

"Seismo-geodetic insights into the earthquake cycle"

 

March 15th, 2017

 
Presented by:

Dr. Tabrez Ali
PhD, Scientist, AIR Worldwide, Boston

 

 

Presentation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340

 

Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Please email anastasia.macherides@bc.edu to reserve a seat.

 

 


 

 

"A journey through the Panama Canal with excursions in hydraulics, elevators, and precise marine gravity measurements"

 

April 26th, 2017

 
Presented by:

Dr. Richard Sailor
Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA

 

BA in Geology, Amherst College
PhD Harvard (Adam Dziewonski's first PHD student)
Geodesy work under contract to US Navy, Air Force and other sponsors since 1978 while employed at TASC, Northrop Grumman, and BBN.

 

 

Presentation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340

 

Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Please email anastasia.macherides@bc.edu to reserve a seat.

 

 


 

THE INAUGURAL  JAMES W. SKEHAN, S.J. GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP FOR THE PUBLIC  

November 19th, 2016

 

“GEOLOGIC FIELD TRIP TO INVESTIGATE

GLACIAL FEATURES IN AND AROUND SUDBURY, MA”
 

Led By

Kenneth G. Galli Ph.D, Geologist
&
Bruce Porter, M.S., Physics

 

Description.    The purpose of this 5-hour field trip is to observe excellent examples of topographic landforms developed during the last phases of the Pleistocene glaciation, including a drumlin and an esker as well as features developed within the Sudbury River Valley and lowlands associated with the last Ice Age, specifically Glacial Lake Sudbury.

 

Start: Weston Observatory, Weston, MA. Depart at 9:00 AM.

Stop 1: Drumlin at Drumlin Farms, Lincoln, MA (25 minutes)

Stop 2: Esker at 50 Alpine Rd., Wayland, adjacent to Schoolhouse Pond (25 minutes)

Stop 3: View across an expanse of Glacial Lake Sudbury, at Great Meadows National Wildlife     Refuge (20 minutes)

Stop 4—Break at Dunkin Donuts, 1641 Sudbury Rd., Concord, MA (30 minutes)
Stop 5: Glacial Erratic, Gray Reservation, Sudbury, MA (10 minutes)

Stop 6: In woods adjacent to Curtis Middle School: Kettle Hole; Kame Terrace (~20 minutes)

Finish: Weston Observatory, Weston, MA around 2:00 PM