Coast Geological Society

Ventura, California

The PSAAPG 2017 Annual Conference has been announced and will be held in Anchorage, Alaska!
Abstract submissions and early registration are open now. Click on the logo to the right for more information.

The 18th Annual 2017 Woolley Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, 5 May 2017

It will be held at the Elkins Ranch Golf Course, 1386 Chambersburg Rd. Fillmore, CA

Tee time is at 11:30am, see you on the greens!

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To download flyers that you can print out and share around your office, click here

To make payments for the tournament via paypal, click here

Next Meeting -Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dr. Bonnie Buratti, Senior Research Scientist and Technical Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will present her talk titled: 

The Rosetta Mission - Comet C-G Up Close

An image of Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Rosetta spacecraft
The comet as seen from a few miles above its surface
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CGS would like to thank Petrolog, Inc. for sponsoring the February 2017 meeting!

A note from Petrolog,

We are very happy to sponsor the Valentine CGS Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Please invite your significant other and help us celebrate a great occasion and geological organization. Be sure to ask, don’t forget that other special person. This is not just another geology meeting, it’s our once a year Valentine CGS meeting. There will be Valentine raffle prizes and more! I thank the officers of the Coast Geological Society for inviting Petrolog to sponsor, see you at the meeting!

John T. Williams for Petrolog, Inc.

Talk Abstract 

Comets have been objects of fascination and fear throughout human history. These dirty iceballs travel from the far reaches of the Solar System, blazing across the sky as their gasses are shed by the heat of the sun. Comets may be creators of life, bringing water and organic molecules to the Earth. They may also be destroyers when they impact the Earth. NASA explored comets in fits and starts, but it was the success of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, which escorted comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko for a full passage around the sun, that brought comets into our living rooms.  Join JPL Senior Research Scientist and NASA Rosetta Project Scientist Dr. Bonnie Buratti for a close look at this fascinating celestial object.  

Bonnie J. Buratti, Ph.D.
Speaker Biography

Dr. Bonnie J. Buratti is a Senior Research Scientist and technical manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. With expertise on the structure and evolution of planets and moons, she received degrees from MIT and Cornell. She holds leadership roles on the Cassini Mission to Saturn and on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, and she has served as an adviser for many NASA committees. She was recently named the NASA Project Scientist for the Rosetta mission to a comet.  She is the past Chair of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society. She is the author of over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, and she is a frequent public speaker and TV and radio guest. Dr. Buratti was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the International Astronomical Union recognized her work by naming asteroid 90502 Buratti after her. Her book “Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar” will be published in 2017. 

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