National Museum Cardiff
AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY
Join us for a course of five illustrated, detailed lectures exploring rocks, minerals and fossils, with plenty of hands-on opportunity. These courses will be taking place on consecutive Thursdays through March.
ONE TICKET FOR ALL 5 COURSES!
Three of the Museum’s geological researchers will give a series of talks, working through the history of the earth and surface processes, going on to describe and illustrate individual types of rocks, minerals and fossils. Each week, an illustrated talk will be followed by a chance to handle museum specimens and learn about their key features and identification. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss the week’s topic.
Topics covered will include: The structure of the Earth, Earth history, geological time, the rock cycle, sedimentary rocks, fossils, igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, mineralogy.
It is expected that participants will sign up for the complete course as each week will build on facts established in the previous ones.
No previous knowledge is needed - just an interest in rocks, fossils and minerals.
The course is likely to take the following structure, although we reserve the right to alter the order of the talks.
Week 1 (Thu, 2nd Mar) - The structure of the Earth, geological time, the rock cycle and the diversity of sedimentary rocks.
Week 2 (Thu, 9th Mar) - Introducing igneous rocks, exploring their classification and mineral content.
Week 3 (Thu, 16th Mar) - Fossils - identification, morphology and evolution of different groups.
Week 4 (Thu, 23rd Mar) - The world of mineralogy, exploring different groups and their characteristics.
Week 5 (Thu, 30th Mar) - Metamorphic rocks and structural geology (folding and faulting).
|TICKETS: General Admission|
|START @ 14:00
FINISH @ 15:30
|DELIVERY: E-Tickets (Print at Home)|
|National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park, Cardiff