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19th December 2018 - Geoff Kirby
The Wonderful World of Non-Dimensional Number Groups
With the aid of three golf balls and a potato Geoff will demonstrate the fundamental
principle behind Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity as well as showing how wind
turbines are designed, why the wind whistles through overhead power cables, why cars
are shaped the way they are and how to stop your coffee slopping out of the cup whilst
carrying it through a jolting railway carriage.
16th January 2019 - Steve Etches
Stories from Deep Time - The Etches Collection
It was long thought that the local Kimmeridgian clays had little to yield by way
of evidence via well-preserved fossils. A belief that was changed by the amazing
discoveries of Steve Etches, local to Kimmeridge, fossil collector and expert who
over the last 30 years, has discovered, collected and researched over 2,300 incredible
late Jurassic Kimmeridgian specimens.
An achievement that has resulted in a collection of the most extensive and finest
fossil specimens ever found in the Kimmeridgian Clay Formation.
The Etches Collection
Museum of Jurassic Marine Life is the result of Steve’s passion. Over 35 years of
discovery and diligent research, dogged determination not just to find and collect
specimens, but also to bring to life the amazing stories of the creatures that existed
in the Kimmeridgian age.
Stories from Deep time is a look at some of the amazing specimens within the collection
and the fascinating stories behind each one.