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Colloquium Series at Weston Observatory  

As part of our Education and Public Outreach activities, Weston Observatory hosts public colloquium lectures (usually on Wednesday nights) on a wide variety of earth science and related topics. Check here for an updated schedule.


 “Cellular Seismology” as a Tool for Exploring Natural and Human-Induced Patterns of Seismicity:
From Oklahoma, to Armenia, and Onward to the Pacific Northwest

May 15, 2019 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Natasha Toghramadjian

BS, Geological Sciences, Boston College (2017)
U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar, National Institute of Geological Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia (2017-2018)
Graduate Student, Ph.D. Program, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University


Light refreshments will be served.

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




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 Garbage Numbers: Accounting for Solid Waste in the United States and Pathways to Sustainability

April 10, 2019 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Jonathan Krones, Ph.D.

Core Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor, Boston College
Visiting Scholar, MIT Olivetti Research Group


 New England Earthquakes: The Surprising History of Seismic Activity in the Northeast

March 20, 2019 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Professor John Ebel, Ph.D.

Weston Observatory Senior Research Scientist
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College


 Global Plate Motions Including Earthquake Cycle Effects and Implications for the Earth’s Seismic Potential

February 27, 2019 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Shannon Graham, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College


 A New Method to Find Size, Depth, and Fault Orientation of Small Earthquakes for Seismic Hazard Analysis

January 30, 2019 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Nawa Dahal
Ph.D. Candidate Physics
Boston College


 Why Are the Appalachian Mountains So High?

December 5, 2018 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Dr. John Cipar
Weston Observatory Visiting Scholar
Boston College,
Earth & Environmental Sciences

 


The James W. Skehan, S.J., Annual Geological Colloquium Presents: 

 THE BIG ISLAND: HAWAII and the Recent Eruptive Phase of Kilauea

November 14, 2018 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Presented by:

Dr. Ken Galli
Lab Manager/Lecturer,
Boston College,
Earth & Environmental Sciences

 

AS1s, EQ1s, Raspberry Shakes, and More:

Teaching Inquiry-Based STEM Through Seismology

October 24, 2018

Presented by:

Alan Kafka, Ph.D., Director of Weston Observatory

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Boston College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



Earthquake Records in Lake Sediments:

Examples from Switzerland and New England

May 30, 2018

Presented by:

Katrin Monecke, Ph.D.

Department of Geosciences

Wellesley College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



The Mystery of Earthquakes in the Eastern United States:

A Conversation About Ambiguity in Science and Public Policy

April 25, 2018

Presented by:

Alan Kafka, Ph.D., Director of Weston Observatory

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Boston College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



Long-Lived Aftershock Sequences Following Strong Earthquakes:
New Ideas About the Earthquake History of New England

February 21, 2018

Presented by:

Professor John Ebel

Weston Observatory Senior Research Scientist
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



Fracking, Injection Wells, and Earthquakes, Oh My!

Natural and Induced Seismicity in the Central and Eastern United States

December 13, 2017

Presented by:

Hannah Chambless, Graduate Student &

Alan Kafka, Ph.D., Director of Weston Observatory

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Boston College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



Mount St. Helens: Then and Now

October 25, 2017

Presented by:

Sheila Alfsen, MAT, GIT
Instructor of Geology,
Portland State University, Chemeketa Community College,
Linn Benton Community College

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



New Data shows that Apatosaurus and Allosaurus May Have Only Existed for Less Than One Million Years!

September 13, 2017

Presented by:

Dr. Ken Galli
Lab Manager/Lecturer,
Boston College,
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Weston Observatory
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340



The James W. Skehan, S.J., Annual Geological Colloquium Presents: 

James W. Skehan, S.J. Annual Geological Field Trip

 Geologic Story of the Conglomerates of Eastern Massachusetts

September 16, 2017

Presented by:

Dr. Ken Galli
Lab Manager/Lecturer,
Boston College,
Earth & Environmental Sciences

 

Trip starts and ends at Weston Observatory parking lot.
381 Concord Road
Weston, MA 02493-1340