2019 Programs and Materials

January 7 “Deepwater Horizon—an insider’s perspective on a deadly, $65 billion tragedy”, Presented by Cynthia Blankenship, Geologists of Jackson Hole.  Summary Video

January 15 “Iceland: The Land of Fire, Light, and Ice”, Presented by Mike Adler, Geologists of Jackson Hole.  Video Summary  

February 5   SONGS FROM THE STELLAR GRAVEYARD: Probing the Cosmos in Gravitational Waves, Presented by Shane Larson, CIERA,Northwestern University.  SummaryVideo1 Video2

February 19   When Streams Die (or at least dry up!), Presented by Sarah Godsey, Idaho State University. Summary

March 5, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: Fluid-Mineral Interactions in Shale, Presented by John Kaszuba, University of Wyoming.   Summary

New Zealand  March 13 – April 2 

March 19 Hot springs in the Peruvian Andes – deep fluids in young mountains & possible analog for Wyoming’s mountains and basins, Presented by Dennis Newell, Utah State University. Summary

March 20  Microbialites of Great Salt Lake, Utah – tape recorders of lake hydrology and chemistry since the Pleistocene, Presented by Dennis Newell, Utah State University.  Summary

April 2, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: Yellowstone & Other Geologic hazards of NW Wyoming, Presented by Cynthia Blankenship & John Hebberger Jr., Geologists of Jackson Hole.  Summary

April 16, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: The Archean History of the Teton Range, Presented by Ron Frost, University of Wyoming.  Video  Summary

April 17, 12:15  Jackson Sr. Center, Presentation Serpentinites and the Origin of Life,  Presented by Dr. B. Ronald Frost Department of Geology and Geophysics University of Wyoming  Video  Summary

May 7, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: Geologic to Human Timescales of Climate Change, Presented by J J Shinker, University of Wyoming.  Summary Video

May 21, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: American & Japanese clues to the 1700 Cascadia earthquake, Presented by Brian Atwater, US Geological Survey, University of Washington.  Video Summary

May 22, 12:15 pm Jackson Sr. Center TC Library Presentation: Tales Granites Tell, Presented by Dr. Carol D. Frost Department of Geology and Geophysics University of Wyoming. Summary

June 4, 6 p.m., TC Library Presentation:  Seeing” a Laramide Age Mountain Front, Presented by Morgan Brown, Tenax Geophysical.  Video  Summary

June 19th (Wednesday)   – Lunchtime Presentation –12:15 pm, Jackson Senior Center:  Capturing the tempo of landscape response across a range of temporal scales and variable rates of tectonic forcing.  Presented by Ryan Thigpen, University of KentuckySummary

June 18,  6 p.m., TC Library Presentation: Was the northern 1/2 of Teton Range cataclysmically ‘erased’ by  migration of the Yellowstone hotspot?, Presented by Ryan Thigpen, University of Kentucky.  Video Summary

July 2nd (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Teton Co. Library Auditorium – Open to Public. Presentation: “Death to Discovery: How the amazing fossils of  Wyoming’s Fossil Lake came to be”, Presented by Arvid Aase, US Park Service.  Summary

July 16th (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Teton Co. Library Auditorium – Open to Public. Presentation: “The Anatomy Of Yellowstone Hydrothermal Systems and Their Related Hazards”, Presented by Bob Smith, University of Utah.  Video  Summary 

July 18 6 pm Museum of Wildlife Auditorium..Moon Landing Celebration:  “From the Mountain to the Moon” by Dr. Ivo Lucchitta – U.S. Geological Survey – Flagstaff, Arizona  Description  Video

July 25-28, 2019  Mines and Mining field trip    Itinerary  Full Description.

July 31 4pm Snow King geology – Walk to the top of Snow King Mtn and explore the geology of Jackson Hole with Patrick Starich and John Hebberger (Jr.)!   Meet at the “Wildlife Lane” parking area & trail head along Snow King Avenue.  Summary. 

August 3 Annual Members Barbeque

August 6th (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Teton Co. Library Auditorium – Open to Public. Presentation: “Part 1: Scientific Integrity in Education; Part 2: “The Great Dying” – end Permian extinction event”, Presented by John Geissman, Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico   Video Summary