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Geoscience Mineral Sale, November 14–17 in Weyandt Hall

Minerals, fossils, shells, polished stones, and jewelry will be on sale Monday through Thursday in the Weyandt Hall Planetarium Lobby. The annual sale is the main fund-raising activity of the Geological Society of IUP club and supports student activities such as field trips, museum visits, and club events.

Posted on 11/8/2016 8:20:00 AM

Schedule of Free Planetarium Shows Announced for 2016–17

A look into how humans live and work in space today and what the future holds is the kickoff for this year’s free Planetarium shows, starting Monday, November 7, as Ken Coles of the Geoscience Department presents on the human presence in Earth orbit.

Posted on 10/14/2016 1:33:13 PM

Students Gear Up for 42nd Annual Geoscience Day

The 42nd annual Geoscience Day will be April 29, 2016. Nineteen senior Geoscience students will present their independent research during the Geoscience Day Symposium. This will be followed by a talk by alumnus John Taylor (’75).

Posted on 4/15/2016 9:45:27 AM

Free Planetarium Show on 2017 Solar Eclipse on Saturday, April 16

“The American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017” will explain when and where this rare natural event will happen, and how to experience it. See also the current highlights in the night sky on Saturday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:34:56 PM

Free Planetarium Show: “The Greatest Spectacles: Hubble Telescope”

Come explore highlights of a quarter-century of observations by the greatest telescope ever built. See also the current and upcoming highlights in the night sky on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, telescope observing of the night sky will be available after the show.

Posted on 3/14/2016 8:23:21 AM

Applications to Go to Sea with STEMSEAS Now Being Accepted

Undergraduate students will be taken on three different short transits aboard state-of-the-art research ships this summer with the project STEM Student Experiences Aboard Ships. Students interested in STEM fields but unsure which field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted on 1/25/2016 8:58:34 AM

American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Course on Interpreting Seismic Stratigraphy

Fred Schroeder, through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Visiting Scientist Program, will offer an intensive short-course to geoscience students on Wednesday, October 7.

Posted on 10/7/2015 10:14:31 AM

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