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September 6, 2016

35th International Geological Congress: Day #4

Today I’m blogging about Day #4 (Thursday) of the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC), which I attended last week in my home city of Cape Town, South Africa. You can also read my posts about Day #1, Day #2, and Day #3. On Thursday I only spent the morning at IGC since in the afternoon I had some private meetings offsite. I spent most of the morning attending some more talks on …

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May 26, 2013

The Big Pineapple in Bathurst, South Africa

Back in early April I traveled from my home in Cape Town, South Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. I went for a long weekend to visit my husband in Grahamstown. My husband periodically spends several weeks in Grahamstown as he is working (part-time) on his masters degree in Exploration Geology at Rhodes University. I also visited the Eastern Cape back in December. I’m really enjoying exploring the Eastern Cape. …

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December 17, 2010

AGU Wrap-Up

San Francisco sunset, December 2010. Picture taken by my friend Kyle. I am currently in the San Francisco airport waiting to fly back from the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting to my home base in Woods Hole. My flight back to Boston was supposed to leave an hour or so ago, but the flight has now been delayed by several hours due to “severe weather.” The weather didn’t look so …

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December 14, 2010

A Geology Conference in an Earthquake Zone

Hotel Earthquake Evacuation Guide, San Francisco, December 2010. After a long day of travel yesterday, I arrived in San Francisco for the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Conference. The conference is held here in San Francisco every year. This is my first time at AGU. I’m very excited to be here, if a little overwhelmed by all of the people! I have to wonder a little, though, about the …

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December 8, 2010

AGU Movie Event

“The Core” movie poster. Image from wikipedia.com.  “Deep Impact” movie poster. Image from wikipedia.com. For those of you who like bad geology movies and who are attending the American Geophysical Union conference next week in San Francisco, I just wanted to advertise that there is an event called AGU Sciences Meet Hollywood. The director of “The Core” and the screenwriter for “Deep Impact” will be there, among others. Sounds like …

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