New Meetup: Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault

From: Silvia
Sent on: Monday, November 8, 2010 12:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Club - West Los Angeles Group!

What: Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault

When: Tuesday, November 9,[masked]:30 PM

Where: La Crescenta Library
2809 Foothill Blvd
La Crescenta, CA 91214

The Crescenta Valley Group, presents speaker, David Lynch's , "Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault," Tuesday at 7:30pm on November 9,at the Los Angeles County Public Library, 2809 Foothill Boulevard, La Crescenta, California. (The library meeting room is on the second floor. The parking lot is off of La Crescenta Avenue.)

Everyone has heard of the San Andreas Fault, but what is it, or where is it and what does it look like? In historic times, the fault on the Carrizo Plain, shifted, so that the fault there is more beautifully exposed than any other place in California. In many regions, urbanization has covered much of the fault's surface trace. Still, the San Andreas Fault is the most accessible plate boundary in the world, its mighty rift and attending landforms are there for anyone to see. David's talk will be highlighted by photographs and maps based on driving trips from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border, and with emphasis on southern California.

Dr. Lynch, received a B.S. in Astrophysics in 1969 from Indiana University and a Ph.D in Astronomy in 1975 from the University of Texas in Austin. As a Senior Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation, he specializes in spectroscopy of comets, novae, supernovae, young stars and old, and has held research positions at Caltech and UC/Berkeley and the USGS (U.S.Geological Survey). He has published over 150 scientific papers and 10 books, based mostly on observations from telescopes on Mauna Kea, Kitt Peak, Mt. Hamilton, and in space. His work with USGS and his focus on plate tectonics, brings to us his expertise about the San Andreas Fault.

Our program begins following news of Conservation and Outings. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and the community is welcome. Please contact Wayne Fisher, Program Chair at[masked], for further information.

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