MACRO OSCILLATIONS: FROM WEATHER TO TECTONICS TO PLANETARY COLLISIONS

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:15
FREE

From the storms to cyclones, tremors to volcanic eruptions, orbits to planetary collisions - our planet is in constant oscillation... and on a very large scale. In this panel discussion, we'll be exploring some of Earth's biggest cycles, movements and rhythms. Expanding on some of the core themes of our current exhibition, OSCILLATOR: Everything in Motion, Macro-Oscillations will look at the interactions between the planet's geology, weather, and journey through space. 

The panel will include geophysicist and Director of the UCD Earth Institute Chris Bean, planetary scientist and Associate Professor of Geology at TCD Ian Sanders, Meteorology and Climate lecturer at UCD Conor Sweeney and Science Gallery's in-house volcanologist Jane Chadwick

Come along to find out why a history of enormous collisions has shaped our planets geology and climate, why our movements through space have such an impact on our weather, and why the constant oscillations in the Earth's crust are influenced by our orbit and atmosphere. 

Image credit: NASA

Location: 
Paccar Theatre