Geological Society Meets Tuesday, Sept. 18

LOS ALAMOS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY News

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
 
The featured speaker will be Greg Conklin, MS Optira Inc. His talk is entitled, “LIDAR (Light Ranging and Detection) Techniques and Use”. LIDAR is a commercial technique that utilizes phase based lasers to collect measurements of points on the surface of a physical object. These points can be projected into 3D space and used to make 3D meshes and solids. Mr. Conklin received his MS in Chemistry from New Mexico Tech and has vast experience in managing large LIDAR projects.

The September field trip will be to Shark’s Tooth Ridge some miles off of NM 550 on a dirt road located between San Ysidro and Cuba. For this trip, we will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Sullivan Field. Fossil shark’s teeth and septarian nodules may be found with the potential for visiting an ammonite locality as well. Plan on bringing collecting gear, plastic baggies, a camera, sunscreen, a hat, water, lunch, and snacks.

Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details and to confirm you are going.

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