Tellus offers great speakers and events on topics ranging from astronomy to paleontology. Below is a list of the upcoming speakers. All lectures are free for members and included in the cost of museum admission for non-members. Galleries will remain open until 9 PM.
Saturday, January 4
S3 – Super Science Saturday
Brian Switek, My Beloved Brontosaurus
Come and meet Brian Switek, a freelance science writer, blogger, and author of the critically-acclaimed book Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature. His new book – My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs – has just been published by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Brian will be signing his books in the Great Hall immediately after his lecture.
In addition to the lecture, we will have two special screenings of The Land Before Time. Join us at 11 AM in the Banquet Room for the first screening or at 3:30 PM in the theater for the second show. To assure reserved seating or to preorder lunch for the 11 AM show call (770) 606-5700 ext 431 before December 27.
*Please note, members-only observatory viewing will be from 5 – 8 PM.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Stan Bearden, Mining in Bartow County Geology: the History and Future
With a remarkable history and promising future, Bartow County’s splendid geologic setting has enabled the area to have a major impact in industrial minerals production which will continue for scores of years to come. Stan Bearden will give a generalized explanation of the county’s geology with elaboration specific to mine activity and reclamation in an engaging and entertaining fashion. Stan has worked in sixteen states and six foreign countries. He is certified in Georgia as a Professional Geologist, and works as Vice President of Operations at New Riverside Ochre Company, Inc., a hundred-year-old company located in Cartersville, Georgia.