EARTH SCIENCE WEEK UPDATE: Special Alert!
American Geosciences Institute - March 2019
Celebrate 100 Years With Mineralogical Society of America
Raise a toast! For the past century, the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) - an Earth Science Week partner and AGI member society - has encouraged research about natural materials, supported the teaching of mineralogical concepts and procedures, and elevated the scientific literacy of society about issues involving mineralogy.
You are invited to join in the MSA Centennial Celebration, a two-day event featuring a symposium, June 20-21, at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. More than a dozen sessions, including presentations and discussions, will explore exciting new directions in mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology. Topics will include the mineralogy of Mars, diamonds, sustainability, human health, museum collections in the next century, and more.
Also included will be lunches and an exclusive evening reception in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The hall will be open for guests' private viewing, an opportunity to view the Hope Diamond and touch a Martian meteorite in the company of professional mineralogists.
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