Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

On the Horizon — August 18, 2017

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Thanks CEOAS!

Just a reminder: In your mailbox, there is one pair of certified eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse & post card with this list of CEOAS activities happening at OSU.


Events

Monday: Campus is close to work, but open for Eclipse Events. Check out the schedule for more details.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1 – 2, Wilk 203. Mr. Gerrit Gardner (MS, Geology). "Groundwater Flow Modeling at Santa Susana Field Laboratory”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1 – 2, Burt 193. Mr. Jaime Osorio (MS, Geology). "Intrusion Sequence and Hydrothermal Fluid Evolution of Encuentro Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposit, Northern Chile.”

Friday, August 25, 2017 10 – 11 AM, Burt 193. Ms. Elizabeth King (Ph.D., Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences) "Understanding Molybdenum Isotope Dynamics in Terrestrial Environments”


REU Students on Campus

CEOAS faculty are hosting 18 undergraduate researchers this summer in our 11th year as a NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Ocean Sciences. Undergraduates from as far as Maine and Puerto Rico and as close as Portland State, Clackamas Community College, and OSU were selected from over 450 applicants for paid 10-week research internships mentored by CEOAS faculty from all four discipline groups in the college. As part of the REU program, students are also introduced to other research areas in the college through seminars, field trips, and lab tours. To learn more about this year's students and their projects, visit http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/undergraduate/reu/2017/ or attend the REU Symposium on Wednesday, August 23 from 9 am- 1 pm in Wilkinson 203. Contact Kaplan Yalcin, yalcink@geo.oregonstate.edu, for more information.


UPDATED CEOAS eclipse events

As times are subject to change, please check the official schedule prior to the event.

Lectures/events on Saturday, Aug 19, LaSells Stewart Center 

2 p.m. Is There Life Elsewhere in the Universe? 
This age-long question has yet to be answered, but there’s evidence from the NASA Curiosity Rover that Mars could have supported life in the past. Hear fascinating insights from expert Martin Fisk, a Participating Scientist in NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Program (Curiosity Rover), about whether life exists on other planets – and if so, how we might find it.

Location: Austin Auditorium

2 p.m. | View from the Coast
During the eclipse, a vast network of sensors on oceanographic moorings off the Oregon Coast will be measuring its effect on the ocean through tides. Hear from oceanographer/professor Jonathan Fram about how bioacoustic sonars will measure fish and the zooplankton they eat, while other sensors will detect how the eclipse affects light and temperature at the sea surface.

Location: Construction and Engineering Hall

 4 p.m. | There Goes the Sun: An Overview of the "Great American Eclipse of 2017"

Learn all about the Total Solar Eclipse from expert Randall Milstein, Astronomer-in-Residence to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium and an OSU physics professor. Enjoy his educational and entertaining stories of the mythology, history, science and beauty of this rare celestial event.

Location: Austin Auditorium

Lectures/events on Sunday, Aug 20, LaSells Stewart Center 

1 p.m. Is There Life Elsewhere in the Universe? 
This age-long question has yet to be answered, but there’s evidence from the NASA Curiosity Rover that Mars could have supported life in the past. Hear fascinating insights from expert Martin Fisk, a Participating Scientist in NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Program (Curiosity Rover), about whether life exists on other planets – and if so, how we might find it.

Location: Austin Auditorium

3 p.m. | There Goes the Sun: An Overview of the "Great American Eclipse of 2017"
Learn all about the Total Solar Eclipse from expert Randall Milstein, Astronomer-in-Residence to the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium and an OSU physics professor. Enjoy his educational and entertaining stories of the mythology, history, science and beauty of this rare celestial event.

Location: Austin Auditorium

4 p.m. | View from the Coast
During the eclipse, a vast network of sensors on oceanographic moorings off the Oregon Coast will be measuring its effect on the ocean through tides. Hear from oceanographer/professor Jonathan Fram about how bioacoustic sonars will measure fish and the zooplankton they eat, while other sensors will detect how the eclipse affects light and temperature at the sea surface.

Location: Austin Auditorium

Sunday evening from 5-7pm, (immediately following the lectures,) there will be a CEOAS Alumni and Friends Reception as part of the larger La Sells Cosmic Art, Beer, Wine and BBQ event. If you are attending the lectures feel free to stop by the CEOAS table and mingle. Food and drink will be available for purchase

Location: LaSells Stewart Center Lobby/Giustina Gallery


Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam


Photo of the Week

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Happy Eclipse! Safety first, glamour second.


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