Dudley Beach - image courtesy Gavin Ayre

Hunter Valley Branch

June 2019 HEDG Newsletter
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HEDG - Hunter Valley Earth Sciences Discussion Group

HEDG formed in 2008 with the aim to increase the interaction between geoscientists in the Lower Hunter, promote geoscience, provide a platform to learn about current research and provide an opportunity for students to look at career options.

Upcoming talks and events
13 August 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Craig O'Neill (Macquarie University Planetary Research Centre)
 Destination Moon: more missions, more science (National Science Week)
Location: Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

15 October 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
 Geoscience is for everyone (Earth Science Week).  Geotrails 101 and examples from NSW
Location: Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

Previous HEDG Meetings

2 July 2019 - HEDG (HV Branch AGM)
Speaker: Paul Ashley (
Paul Ashley Petrographic and Geological Services)
Topic: An earth science perspective of Bhutan 

14 May 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Joanna Parr (CSIRO and GSA President)
Exploring the ocean floor, the last frontier 

19 February 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Shaping and managing the Newcastle coastline
Topic: Verity Rollason and Paul Donaldson (BMT WBM Environment)
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way Newcastle

9 October 2018
Speakers: Penny Dunstan 
Topic: The perception and portrayal of 'Natural' landscape

14 August 2018 
Speakers: Paul McBain (DPE), Klaus Thoeni (Newcastle University) and Dominik Jaskierniak (Newcastle University)
Topic: Drones in geoscience
Details: Presentations are part of National Science Week @ Newcastle Museum. National Science Week's 2018 theme was ‘Game changers and change makers’

29 May 2018
Topic: Cretaceous megafauna and opals
Speaker: Lachlan Hart (UNE) and Kurt Steffens (ex-University of Sydney)

27 March 2018
Topic: Permian pumice to Miocene magmas: a new geological map of Warrumbungle National Park
Speaker: Dr Kate Bull (Geological Survey of NSW) and Dr Alexa Troedson (consultant)


Chair: Simone Meakin
E: simone.meakin@planning.nsw.gov.au

Deputy Chair: John Watkins
E: rocsolid@bigpond.net.au

Secretary: Bronwyn Witham
E: maggwyn@gmail.com

Treasurer: Phil K Seccombe
E: Phil.Seccombe@newcastle.edu.au

Committee members
John Greenfield
Phil Gilmore
Chris Yeats