Other events in Townsville

No stone unturned

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:00pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 8:30pm
Townsville Brewery Malt, 253 Flinders Street, Townsville City,
Townsville 4810
Using new technology to answer very old questions about dinosaurs and the formation of earth.

Mapping the Earth under our feet

Mr Christopher Yule (PhD student, James Cook University)
Ever wondered how we use geophysics to understand what’s underground? Come along to see how old complex datasets like seismic, magnetic and gravity data can be used to create 3D models and make new discoveries.

Christopher Yule completed a Bachelor of Advanced Science degree at JCU, majoring in Geology with first class honours. He continued his career in research with a PhD under the RTP scholarship. He also worked in lead-zinc and coal mines for Glencore as a mine geologist.

Deep time and dating dinos

Ms Tegan Beveridge (PhD Candidate, James Cook University)
Geological timescale is a tricky concept to wrap our human minds around. How can we know how old things like dinosaurs are anyway? We’ll talk through the basics of deep time and show how we can date dinosaurs to within 0.02% precision.

Tegan Beveridge is currently a PhD candidate at James Cook University. Her research takes her to North America each year for field and lab work, including research exchange at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017 and 2018.