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The Earth Moves In Mysterious Ways – Prof Peter Betts

The Earth Moves in Mysterious Ways – Prof Peter Betts

This afternoon coffee, cake and talk event will be held on Saturday 3  August, 2pm to 3.30pm, at the Auditorium, Cranbourne Gardens.

Professor Peter Betts will tell us about his journey from plumber’s son in East Gippsland to becoming an academic geologist and why Earth Sciences are significant for society. He will illustrate how Earth Scientists image the Earth today and what this information tells us about our planet, and provide a short synopsis of the dynamic geology that we stand on here in Melbourne.

Peter is a Professor of Tectonics from the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University. Peter’s research interests are in the large-scale movements of tectonic plates, which form the outer skin of Earth, and how these movements are recognised in the cryptic rock record.

Peter applies his expertise to many different research problems including plate reconstructions, the tectonic evolution of the Australian plate, Red Sea tectonics, and collision between the Australian and Pacific plates in New Zealand.

To find out more about this fascinating subject, book via the WINTER 19 Booking Form.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Prices: Members $20, non-members $25 and students $10.

For more information, contact Rodger Elliot, email:, tel. 8774 2483

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