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November 18, 2014

Sutherland Sky: Part VII – Scenes from the Cape Fold Belt

At long last, I’m finishing up my series of posts about my October 2013 visit to the small town of Sutherland in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Sutherland is home to a South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) research station that contains many telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). You can read Part I of this series here, Part II of this series here, Part III of this series here, Part IV of this series here, Part V of this series here, …


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November 20, 2011

Geology Word of the Week: S is for Syncline

Finally, the Geology Word of the Week has returned! I took about six weeks off because I was very busy with my wedding and thesis. Six weeks ago, I had announced that the next Geology Word of the Week would be S is for Schist. However, I kept trying (and failing) to write the schist post. Schist is such an important and fun geology word, and I want to take …


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