Venue: Gallery Bar, Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Cafe Sci: Antarctic fossils
Although Antarctica is 99% covered by ice it is a huge continent and there are substantial mountain ranges poking through the ice. Some of these have yielded spectacular collections of fossils that were the focus of some of the earliest explorers. Nowadays fossils form a key part of rigorous scientific studies to determine how the Earth’s climate has changed in the past and what lessons we might learn from this for the future. In this talk Dr Alistair Crame, a palaeontologist at the British Antarctic Survey, will describe what it is like to work as a palaeontologist in Antarctica, and some of the latest scientific results.
Guest Speaker: Dr Alistair Crame, British Antarctic Survey
This is a collaborative event arranged in partnership between Edinburgh Cafe Sci, the Edinburgh & SE Scotland Branch of the British Science Association, and the British Anatarctic Survey as part of the programme of public events to coincide with the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) being held at the University of Edinburgh.
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