Past Meetup

Colloquium: 150 Years of the Periodic Table

This Meetup is past

4 people went

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Manteca Library

320 W Center St · Manteca, CA

How to find us

Use the library entrance on Center Street.

Location image of event venue


In honor of the International Year of the Periodic Table and the 150th anniversary of the Mendeleev periodic table, Dr. Murov will discuss the history of the periodic table and some fictional elements such as kryptonite.

Dr. Steve Murov, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, MJC, earned his B.S at Harvey Mudd College and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in organic photochemistry. In addition to twenty-seven years of teaching chemistry at Modesto Junior College, he taught at several universities including SUNY at Stony Brook and UC Merced. In 2018, the American Chemical Society awarded Steve the Helen M. Free award for public outreach.

🎟 About the Free Event

This is a free event, open to the public, at the Manteca Library. Those of all worldviews and faiths are welcome.

Doors open at 7:15 PM and our featured talk starts shortly after. We expect most Colloquiums to last until about 8:15 PM followed by mingling and cleanup.

Coffee, water, and pastries are provided. Parking is free. Suggested donations of $10 to support this and future colloquiums are appreciated.

🍜 Dinner Before

For those interested in joining us for dinner, head to the GK Mongolian BBQ (1039 S Main St) prior to the event.

People typically arrive around 6:00 and leave at 6:50 to start setting up at the Manteca Library.