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.
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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.
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.
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.
The RST – ATSE public forum featuring Nathan Bindoff, Mary O’Kane and Andrew Catchpole, on Wednesday 23 June 2021 is now available on the RST YouTube channel. Open this post to view it now.
The lecture by Dr Jennifer Lavers on the “Impact of Plastics on Marine Wildlife” on Sunday 23 May 2021 is now available on the RST YouTube channel. Open this post to view it now.
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.
A special edition of the RST Papers and Proceedings was launched by President Mary Koolhof at the Centenary celebrations of the Northern Branch on Sunday 27 July. Open this post to read the speech by President, Mary Koolhof.
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.
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.
On Monday, 15th February, 2021, the Royal Society of Tasmania delivered its Apology to Tasmanian Aboriginal people, taking responsibility for the negative impacts of its past actions. Open this post to view the Apology.
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.