Colloquium Series at Weston Observatory
For the complete 2016 Fall Colloquium Series and
field trip schedules click here.
1. An informal meeting for the exchange of views.
2. An academic seminar on a broad field of study, usually led by a different lecturer at each meeting.
On September 28, 2016 the Colloquium Series will present
Glacial or Non-Glacial?
Formation of the Sedimentary Sequence of the Boston Basin
Dr. Kenneth Galli, Ph.D.
Laboratory Manager and Lecturer
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Inaugural speaker of the James W. Skehan, S.J. Annual Geological Colloquium
Presentations will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Please call (617) 552-8300 to reserve space.
THE INAUGURAL JAMES W. SKEHAN, S.J. GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP FOR THE PUBLIC
OCTOBER 1, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rain is predicted on this day, please keep checking this website to see if this field trip will be postponed.
Final notification Friday by 5:00pm.
“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
Meeting Time and Place. 9:00 a.m. at Weston Observatory Parking Lot, 381 Concord Rd., Weston, MA 02493. Saturday, October 1, 2016. Trip begins and ends here.
Take I-95/Rte. 128 North or South (toward Waltham/Weston) to Exit 26, U.S. Rte. 20 West.
Follow Rte. 20 West into Weston. Just after passing Crescent St. (on your right), bear right onto Boston Post Road. This takes you into Weston Center. Pass through the center and turn right onto Concord Road. Follow Concord Road through two forks. Bear left at the fork with Merriam Road, then bear right at the fork with Sudbury Road. Just after the Sudbury Road fork, turn right into the entrance of the Observatory at 381 Concord Road.
Other Logistics. We will have two Boston College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences’ vans to transport a total of 20 people for this trip in the Weston Observatory parking lot. We will leave promptly at 9:00 AM and will return by 2:00 PM. Breaks/Food: Bathroom facilities are available in Weston Observatory at the start and end of our trip. We will be provide bottles of water in each van; we will have a stop at the Dunkin Donuts on 1641 Sudbury Rd., Concord as a designated break stop midway through the trip. Additionally, there are single port-o-potties at stops 3 and 6. Physical Demands: Stops 1 and especially 2 will involve walking up and down fairly steep hills. Boots are recommended, as is insect spray as we will be in and around meadows and forested areas throughout the trip. Other stops involve walking on trails over easy to moderately rough terrain.
October 19, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“THE LEGACY OF HISTORICAL MILLS ON RIVER
VALLEYS IN NEW ENGLAND”
Noah P. Snyder, Ph.D., Geologist
Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Boston College
November 9, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“UPLIFTED ARTIC CONTINENTAL MARGINS AND
Paul Nadeau, Ph.D., Geologist
Geoscience Advisor, Arkadia Resources,
Stabil, Universitetei i Stavanger, Norway