Geological Society of San Antonio College

A student lead initiaitve to foster growth in the Earth Sciences at San Antonio College for current and future students.

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05/28/2014

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02/06/2014

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11/26/2013

Surface Composition Differences in Martian Canyon

Color differences in this daytime infrared image taken by the camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft represent differences in the mineral composition of the rocks, sediments and dust on the surface.
The image shows a portion of a canyon named Candor Chasma within the great Valles Marineris system of canyons, at approximately 5 degrees south latitude, 285 degrees east (75 degrees west) longitude. The area shown is approximately 30 by 175 kilometers (19 by 110 miles).

The image combines exposures taken by Odyssey's thermal emission imaging system at three different wavelengths of infrared light: 6.3 microns, 7.4 microns and 8.7 microns.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The thermal emission imaging system was provided by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and JPL. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

11/26/2013

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[11/18/13]   Below is an essay submitted to the department about the Earth Science Museuma long time ago before the renovation. A worthy synopsis, I think. Do you know the author? 'Cause we're trying to find them. Does any one have photos of the museum before the demo?

"The Earth Science Museum at San Antonio College is located in the Chemistry-Geology Museum.
Geology is the backbone of Earth Science. One of two basic courses that are taught in Geology at San Antonio College is Physical Geology. In the course, we study minerals and rocks, and how they form in the Earth's crust.
Minerals and rocks are displayed along the east and north walls of the museum. Minerals and rocks are important to our civilization because they provide many of the resources that we use in developing and maintaining the high standard of living that we enjoy. Steel, aluminum, copper and many other metals are produced from mines. Oil, natural gas and coal are fossil fuels which provide most of our energy needs. Oil and gas are becoming increasingly difficult to find and require highly specialized geologists to explore for them.
Along the west wall of the museum are fossils that we study in our second basic course which is called Historical Geology. Geologists have worked out the age of the Earth, utilizing fossils and radiometric dating.
In the begining of the Earth's history there was no life on this planet. Then the simplest plants appeared, followed in order by shelly animals similar to those found along the shoreline in the Gulf of Mexico today. Then the first animals with backbones, the fish, appeared. Later, the amphibians (frogs belong to this group) came, the reptiles (lizards, turtles and crocodiles belong to this grooup) appeared followed by dinosaurs (also reptiles), birds, and mammals (to which dogs, cats, horsees and man belong).
Located in one of the glass-covered cases in the center of the museum are the bones of a wolly mammoth, a alarge mammal which is a close relative of the modern elephant. Wooly mammoths roamed noth america during the last Ice Age, but are now extinct.
If you are interested in learning more about Physical and Historical Geology as well as other courses in Geology offered here at san antonio college, we urge you to come back and visit our professors who are always happy to discuss their fascinating studies with visitors and students, like you, who are curious about this ancient planet on which we live.
You might find that you might not only want to study geology, but continue your studies in it and become a geologist yourself."-Unknown

SACNAS Disemmination 2013 10/29/2013

We learned a lot about the Student's experiences at the conference

We learned a lot about the Student's experiences at the conference

09/11/2013

Kevin Urbanczyk and the Rio Grande Research Center

We hope to see all of you there next week! STEM week @ SAC!

The research of Prof. Kevin Urbanczyk at the Rio Grande Research Center at Sul Ross State University is highlighted in this clip from the film "Confluence." ...

[09/11/13]   There is a new page in our virtual catalogue on Igneous rocks. Some great shots by Mr. Aarron Ellis. check it oout and let us know what you think. Follow the link :)

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zite.to 09/06/2013

Largest volcano on Earth lurks beneath Pacific Ocean -- Sott.net

Can we say SUPER?

zite.to The world's largest volcano lurks beneath the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced today (Sept. 5) in the journal Nature Geoscience. Called the Tamu Massif, the enormous mound dwarfs the previous record holder, Hawaii's Mauna Loa, and is only 25...

[09/03/13]   Geology Club Where are you? :) come by CG003 as soon as you can to get this semester going. See Y'all soon.

08/23/2013

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Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner Lecture Series

Follow the Witte's Curator of Paleontology & Geology, Thomas Adams, Ph.D., through the lost world of prehistoric footprints to discover the clues as to dinosaur behavior, ecology and ancient environments.

Suggested donation is $5 for members and students; $10 for adults. Admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed and refreshments are included. Reservations are required, call 210.357.1910.

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08/21/2013

GSSAC Orientation Meeting
When: Aug 28, 2013, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop by and say "HI!" with Carlos outside in the Loftin Mall area. There will be information and Freebies of all sorts for y'all.

Geology Club Members and Followers are encouraged to stop by to show support

In association with "Welcome Days" The San Antonio College Geology Museum staff will be available for questions regarding this years Club.

08/21/2013

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07/18/2013

Hello! We are back in business folks. The summer has brought hefty temperatures and busy students, so just an FYI...
-Geology Musuem is open Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am-6pm until 8/2, then 8am-5pm on M & W, and 8am-12pm on Fridays until the Fall semester begins.
-Additionally tutoring is offered during the above times as well as on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8am-6pm at the M.E.S.A. Center in the Chance Academic Center Room 204. If you have any questions, please call 210-486-1215 or 210-486-0045 for more information

04/29/2013

Big Bend Presentation "The Aftermath;)"
That's Right!
We are looking back over the trip and PRESENTING to the community our experiences and the knowledge we obtained.
The Group Presentation will be held on Friday May 10th in the Geology museum.
Those of you who attended the trip are required to participate to be elligible for funding now and in the future.
Please contact the officers or myself for more info.

[04/22/13]   Meeting next Monday 4/29 at 1-2pm in the geology museum!

[04/22/13]   Hey Club! We want to get together for one last outing before the semester is over. What do you want to do? Suggestions welcomed!

huffingtonpost.com 04/08/2013

Weird Green Meteorite Came From WHERE?

Olivine? yes or no?

huffingtonpost.com By: Miriam Kramer Published: 03/29/2013 10:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists may have discovered the first meteorite from Mercury. The green rock found in Morocco last year may be the first known visitor from the solar system's innermost planet, according to meteorite scientist Anthony Irving, who…

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BIG BEND Field Trip Attendees!
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03/06/2013

REMINDER: Field Trip Participants.
Bring with you: 1 gallon of water (life source)
: Valid Identification (check point necessity)
If you haven't received a packing list please email [email protected]

Geology at San Antonio College 02/26/2013

Geology at San Antonio College

02/08/2013

Recheduled Webcast Meeting is Monday, February 11 in MLC 643 from 2-3pm.

Hi everybody we have a rescheduled time for the Webcast meeting with Sul Ross Geology club. This is to secure information regarding the spring break field trip.

Meeting is Monday, February 11 in MLC 643 from 2-3pm.

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[02/04/13]   Just a friendly reminder:
Today GSSAC's First Spring Meeting! in CAC-204 AT 1:30
*Oficer Elections Will be Held*
*Field Trip Update*
And Much More!

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[01/28/13]   Welcome back to San Antonio College. I am sure your first week has been smooth sailing and productive. The Geology Club (Geological Society of San Antonio College) will have its first meeting Monday, Feb 4th at the MESA Center (CAC 204). We will be electing officers to head the Geology Club for the Spring Semester, so please attend to have a say in the Clubs future!

Next Wed from 9am to 1pm there will be an Organization Showcase in the LSC Mall area. This will be the first time that the Geology club will get to showcase itself, so we are hoping to make a significant impact. Volunteers are needed to help present material from our reserved table. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Carlos Flores in the Geology Museum or Robert Salinas ([email protected] or text 210 782-5419). We need volunteers throughout the day, even if you can only help for a 30 minute block. This will count towards volunteer hours!

There will also be a field trip to do field studies with Sol Ross University in Big Bend National Park spearheaded by Prof. Dietz. This will take place March 8th - March 11th. This is a tentative schedule, though the plan is to leave Friday afternoon and be back by Monday afternoon. Prices are also tentative, though the Geology Club is currently working with Student Life to cover all expenses. The details of the trip are still being hammered out, but should be available soon!

Jan 30th: Geology Club Showcase 9am to 1pm in the LSA mall area
Feb 4th: Geology Club Meeting at MESA (CAC 204) Center 1:30 pm
March 8 - 11: Sul Ross University Geological Field Studies

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alamo.edu 12/19/2012

STEM Resources

Hello all, just spreading the word. Please share this info with students to whom it pertains. Thanks.

http://alamo.edu/sac/Title-V/STEM-resources/

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Microscopes 12/14/2012

Assembling new microscopes for the lab! New 3watt LED light sources too!! Thank You Adelante Tejas & Title V Crew for the much needed equipment update!!! Thanks to Aaron Ellis for the Photos.

Assembling new microscopes for the lab! New 3watt LED light sources too!! Thank You Adelante Tejas & Title V Crew for the much needed equipment update!!! Thanks to Aaron Ellis for the Photos.

[12/07/12]   Anyone interested in a field trip? Prof. Dietz has offered to head a study of the Glen Rose formation in Blanco, TX. We will do a study of the Lower Cretaceous period, collect fossils, and learn the proper way to keep a field book!

This trip would take place after finals and before Christmas, no date as of yet, as we want to see what date YOU would like. Based on the day you would have available we we head out to do our study. Let us know by posting here on FB, OrgSync, speaking with Carlos, Robert Salinas, or Prof. Dietz!

Good luck with your finals!

T-Shirt Ideas 11/15/2012

These are to start off with. We want your input!

These are to start off with. We want your input!

11/12/2012

UTSA Student Geological Society presents
Dr. James Kirkland
THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN FORMATION AND ITS DINOSAURS:
THE EARLY CRETACEOUS DINOSAUR RECORD IN CENTRAL UTAH
November 13th at 6:30PM
University of Texas San Antonio
1 UTSA Circle
BSE 2.1.02
San Antonio, TX 78249
Dr. Kirkland, paleontologist/geoscientist, plays a fundamental role in his field. Having over 20 years’ experience, his enthusiasm, only surmounted by his willingness to educate others.

11/09/2012

We regret to announce that our 1st Field Trip is cancelled. We will not be going this weekend -11/10/12. Apologies for any inconvienience.

Please don't show up at 8am on Saturday and wonder where everyone is. Please take the time to recoup those missed study minutes.

Remember Finals loom increasingly near!

news.discovery.com 10/24/2012

Earth's Magnetic Field Made Quick Flip-Flop : Discovery News

http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-magnetic-field-poles-flip-fast-121024.html

news.discovery.com Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years.

10/24/2012

Minerals up close :) Yahoo image of cacoxenite. The world through magnification reveals much.

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