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A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes
Dec16

A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes

Dr Matthew Parkes, the geological curator for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, died suddenly this October of a heart attack. Matthew was passionate about geology, and about sharing his knowledge with museum visitors especially the younger visitors. He encouraged budding geologists of all ages to learn how to understand and identify rocks and fossils. He’s been a staunch supporter of Rockwatch as an adult member for...

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Adventures of a robot geologist on Mars – Imperial College Christmas Lecture
Dec07

Adventures of a robot geologist on Mars – Imperial College Christmas Lecture

Rockwatchers may be interested in the Imperial College London’s Children’s Christmas Lecture which this year is being held online. The lecture will take place on Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 17.30 – 18.30. Join Professor Sanjeev Gupta on a journey to Mars, to search for evidence of ancient extraterrestrial life! Find out how geologists use robots to explore the Red Planet and work out what the Martian landscape looked...

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Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries
Nov07

Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries

To coincide with this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology, Rockwatch is delighted to showcase a selection of this year’s Rockstars 2020 Competition Winners and Entries in this short movie. As in previous years, judges were really impressed with the very high standard of entries this year and enjoyed the broad range of imaginative, creative and comprehensive geology-related projects.  Entrants wowed us with their...

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Live Events Schedule for vFOG 2020
Nov05

Live Events Schedule for vFOG 2020

To help you plan your visit to the Virtual Festival of Geology – aka vFOG 2020 – here’s a handy summary of the Live Events taking place on Saturday 7 November. Rockwatch was in the Discovery Room all day for the interactive sessions with the Geobus Earthquake Challenge, and then at 2pm with the Chalking with Dinosaurs workshop, both of which you can watch on the festival website. There were lots of FREE public...

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Download the Guide to the Virtual Festival of Geology
Nov04

Download the Guide to the Virtual Festival of Geology

Download the full programme Guide for the first ever Virtual Festival of Geology today and start planning your virtual visit ahead of this weekend! Use the Guide to discover the exciting programme of live events and use it to navigate around the first virtual Festival of Geology. The Guide contains details about the live events taking place, the fun you’ll encounter in the Rockwatch Discovery Room, details of Tours and Field...

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Complete the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!
Nov02

Complete the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!

QUESTION: What do you call fossilised poo? ANSWER: Coprolite! If you enjoy finding out the answers to questions like this one then you’ll love the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!  The Rockwatch Passport Challenge, part of this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology is still open for you to enter. If you enjoy a challenge then all you need to do is head over to the festival website Discovery Room, download the Rockwatch...

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