Dates: March 12, April 9 & May 14
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
RSVP: 858-534-5771 or online
The Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series features engaging presentations on research conducted worldwide by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Scripps scientists are exploring Earth's mysteries in hundreds of research projects under way on every continent. Learn about science at Scripps and join researchers on their paths to discovery.
Monday, March 12
Seismic Networks: Observing Earthquakes from Near and Far
Frank Vernon, seismologist
When a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan last March, Scripps Oceanography was listening. The institution operates local, national and international seismic observing systems, each finely tuned for detecting earthquakes - from those in our backyard to ones on the other side of the globe. Join Scripps seismologist Frank Vernon as he describes two such projects: the USArray transportable array and the San Jacinto Fault Zone Experiment. Learn how Scripps scientists are "wiring" the earth to understand the rumblings of our dynamic planet.
Monday, April 9
From Titanic to the Tiny
Jules Jaffe, oceanographer and engineer
This April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic. Join Scripps oceanographer Jules Jaffe as he recounts his experience as a member of the science team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution that discovered the wreckage in 1985. Since joining Scripps, Jaffe has developed a number of underwater optical imaging systems that have offered unique views of a variety of organisms that live in the ocean. Jaffe will describe his past and ongoing projects and explain how his work helps provide new insights into marine ecosystems.
Monday, May 14
Third Annual Keeling Lecture
Please join us for the third annual Keeling Lecture, which honors the memory of distinguished Scripps Oceanography professor Charles David Keeling's life and invaluable contributions to climate science and Scripps. This year we are honored to host renowned environmental author Bill McKibben. Lauded by Time Magazine as the planet's best green journalist, McKibben is the author of dozens of books about the environment and will bring deep insight into the human dimensions of climate change.
Perspectives lectures are intended for a lay audience. Birch Aquarium admission and parking are included. Light refreshments will be served.
Past lectures air on UCSD-TV and are broadcast to more than 16 million viewers via satellite and cable television. Lectures also can be found on YouTube. For more information, visit: http://ucsd.tv/oceanscience
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 405,000, including 45,000 school children.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates oceanographic research vessels recognized worldwide for their outstanding capabilities. Equipped with innovative instruments for ocean exploration, these ships constitute mobile laboratories and observatories that serve students and researchers from institutions throughout the world. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu and follow us at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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