by Troy M. Kimmel, Jr., and John Curchin Click
John Curchin's PowerPoint Presentation Click
here for Troy Kimmel's Clouds and Precipitation
Department of Transportation Auditorium
at 200 Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas
June 10 and July 15, 2004
p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
by the Austin Earth Science Week Consortium
July 15, 2004
U.S. Geological Survey
evening with a visiting meteorite expert, and learn all about
these fascinating rocks from space. Well over 100 “worlds”
are sampled in our meteorite collections, including rocks from
the Moon, Mars, the asteroid Vesta, and even comets. Many of these
rocks come from deep within their parent bodies, displaying features
unseen in Earth rocks. But how do we know where they came from,
and how did they get here? Why are they so important—and
so expensive? These questions and others will be addressed, and
a variety of meteorites will be on display for public inspection.
Maybe you have a meteorite—bring it along, and find out
whether it's a meteorite or a “meteorwrong!”
the latest results from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn
will be discussed. The numerous moons of Saturn compose a miniature
solar system, and its largest moon, Titan, even appears to have
an ocean and an atmosphere. The very first results from this 4-year
mission should be stunning and will no doubt leave scientists
with more questions than answers.
After a brief
overview of meteorites and the Saturn mission, the floor will
be open to the audience to raise questions, discuss issues, and
look at space rocks!
June 10, 2004
Central Texas Severe/Inclement Weather Hazard
M. Kimmel, Jr.
Chief Meteorologist, KVET/KASE/KFMK Radio (Clear Channel
Lecturer, Studies in Weather and Climate, Department of
of Texas at Austin
take a look at the various types of severe and inclement weather
that affect south central Texas, including tornadoes, hail, flash
flooding, and damaging thunderstorm winds. In addition, weather
safety rules will be discussed, along with how well the general
public understands those safety rules.
A question-and-answer session will conclude the session.
will receive 1.5 hours of SBEC certification.
of the Texas Department of Transportation Auditorium
The auditorium is located at 200 Riverside Drive on the north side,
one block east of South Congress Avenue across the street from Thundercloud
Subs (click here for a map).
Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Texas Department of
Transportation parking lots surrounding the building. Please use
the public entrance on the west side of the building that faces
the private driveway to the Austin American-Statesman parking lot.
more information, please e-mail Sigrid
Clift or call 512-471-0320