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Kimberlites – Volcanic insights into Earth’s deep interior

You are invited to attend this Zoom webinar entitled “Kimberlites – Volcanic insights into Earth’s deep interior” by Dr Adam Abersteiner on Sunday 1st August 2021 at 5 pm. Dr Abersteiner won one of the 2021 RST Doctoral Awards. Open this post for more information and Zoom registration.

Breaking New Ground – public presentations by University of Tasmania PhD Candidates

Breaking new ground – Science Week. The Northern Branch invites you to attend a special Science Week event featuring three University of Tasmania PhD candidates on Sunday 22nd August. The speakers are Priyadarshni Bindal (oral health), Eric Gubesch (energy from waves) and Kate Edwards (impacts of gut damage on athletes). Open this post for further information and to register.

Growing Australia’s Blue Economy

The Northern Branch invites you to a lecture entitled “Growing Australia’s Blue Economy” on 25 July 2021. Dr John Whittington will focus on how the Blue Economy CRC is addressing these challenges to facilitate a step change in the value of Australia’s ocean-based aquaculture and renewable energy industries. Open the post for more information.

What made Tasmania?

To celebrate its centenary, the Northern Branch invites you to a lecture entitled “What made Tasmania?” on 27 June 2021. Geologist and mineralogist Ralph Bottrill will highlight how modern developments in mapping, dating and information compilation, have enabled the Tasmanian Geological Survey to produce detailed maps of most of Tasmania, despite the largely difficult terrain and complexity. Open the post for more information.

Call for Nominations – 2021 RST Medals

Three RST Medals on Offer in 2021. Nominations are now open for three RST medals: the RM Johnston Medal, MR Banks Medal, and Royal Society of Tasmania Medal. Nominations close 5pm, 31 August 2021. Open this post for further details and nomination guidelines.

Address to the Royal Commonwealth Society, Hobart

On 19 May, 2021, President Mary Koolhof, addressed members of the Royal Commonwealth Society, covering the history of the RST, the role of women in the RST and RST activities. Open this post to read Mary’s speech.

RST member, Dr John Paull, awarded OAM

The Royal Society of Tasmania congratulates long-standing member Dr John Paull, who was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021. Dr Paull received his award ‘For service to medicine, and to history’. Open post for more details.

Australian Mineral Discoverers 1950-2010

The book “Australian Mineral Discoverers: 1950-2010” features the stories of 65 Australian mineral explorers and educators, and their discovery of buried minerals. Order now in the online shop.

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