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National Rock Garden

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Friends of the National Rock Garden are invited to attend the opening of the Mt Gibraltar microsyenite display at the National Rock Garden, Barrenjoey Place, Canberra, ACT.

The Mount Gibraltar Microsyenite is an alkaline igneous intrusive body which was emplaced into Triassic Hawkesbury Sandstone around 178 Ma. It is now exposed by erosion as an imposing mountain adjacent to the rural town of Bowral. It provides a rare example of a rock that contains siderite (FeCO 3 ) as a component of a magmatic mineral assemblage.

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AEGC: Young Professionals Networking Event

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registrations are open for the Young Professionals Networking Event, which is now confirmed to run during the AEGC Conference thanks to some generous corporate sponsorship.


This event provides young geoscientists an opportunity to connect with fellow Young Professionals and industry representatives alike. 

There is no age limit, but is intended for people aged under 35, or those new to the profession (less than 10 years experience). 

Please register ASAP as numbers are limited. 


  • Date: Monday 19th February 2018
  • Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Location: The Endeavor Tap Rooms - 39/43 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Drinks and Canapes provided.
  • Cost: $20 pp for Young Professionals (affiliated with ASEG, PESA or AIG)


  • Ferry – From ICC 11 walk to Darling Harbour (usually from wharf 26) to Circular Quay.  20 minutes on the Ferry.  6 minute walk to Endeavor Tap Rooms
  • Train – From ICC 15 walk to Town Hall train station.  20 minute train to Circular Quay station.  6 minute walk to Endeavor Tap Rooms
  • Bus – From ICC 13 walk to Kent Street.  5 minute bus from Kent Street to Wynyard Station.  14 minute walk from Wynyard Station to Endeavor Tap Rooms
  • Taxi – 15 minutes approximately $25/$30
  • Walk – 30 minutes

If you have any further enquiries please dont hesitate to contact me at

Kind regards,

Megan Nightingale, on behalf of the ASEG YP Special Interest Group

Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at The University of Queensland is proud to host the inaugural Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium which will be held on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017 at The University of Queensland.


The Symposium celebrates the achievements of notable women in the Earth Sciences and is named after the late Dorothy Hill, who was the first woman Professor in Australia, the first woman to become a member of the Australian Academy of Sciences and its first President. 


Professor Dorothy Hill was a pioneer of research, a leader for women in science, a woman of action, and one of The University of Queensland’s (UQ) most outstanding graduates.  She was a well-known figure at the University from the time she was 18 years old and beginning her degree until she retired, aged in her seventies. By then she had become a world-renowned professor.  Throughout her career, she led by example and inspired women to pursue science and a university education. Through her numerous achievements, she helped to advance the place of women in academia.


This inspirational event will be a powerful two days of learning. Come and learn from, and network with, some of the world’s top female earth scientists.  Speakers include: 

  • Prof Adina Paytan, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
  • Prof Kliti Grice, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prof Xu, Nanjing University, China
  • Dr Zanna Chase, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Dr Emma Gagen, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Prof Carmen Gaina, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Minerals Council of Australia
  • Associate Professor Heather Handley, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Sandra McLaren, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Meghan Miller, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Dr Michelle Parks, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Dr Catherine Rose, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Jill Stevens, ESSO Australia

Symposium website


SA Branch Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The SA Branch is holding a Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 7 November

The luncheon will be held in the Hindmarsh Room, Crowne Plaza at 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide between 12:00 and 17:00.

Beer, wine, champagne, cider & soft drinks fo 4 hours.
Come in your racing attire - Prizes for best dressed


  • Burratina, organic spelt, asparagus, toasted pumpkin seed salad., with basil pesto.

Main: (alternate drop of)

  • Grain-fed beef sirloin with wild mushroom ragout, herb roasted new potato and shiraz glaze.
  • Marinaded roast chicken breast with cauliflower almond puree, heirloom carrots and pancetta.


$70 per person for ASEG members & partners

$90 per person for non ASEG members

$50 per person for students (either ASEG member or non-member)

$700 for a table of 10

The ASEG's website is only able to accept payment from ASEG members.

Non-members and students must contact for payment.

2017 Wine offer

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Wine Offer

The ASEG SA/NT Branch is once again pleased to be able to present the following wines to ASEG members. These wines were found by the tasting panel to be enjoyable drinking and excellent value. The price of each wine includes GST and bulk delivery to a distribution point in each capital city in early December. Stocks of these wines are limited and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that this is a non-profit activity carried out by the ASEG SA/NT Branch committee only for ASEG members. The prices have been specially negotiated with the wineries and are not available through commercial outlets. Compare prices if you wish but you must not disclose them to commercial outlets.

Order your wine here.

This offer closes 3 November, 2017.

Gold Medal Award

Friday, September 22, 2017

ASEG Members are invited to join the ASEG ACT Branch to celebrate Richard Lane’s 2017 ASEG Gold Medal Award.

The ASEG Gold Medal is awarded from time to time for exceptional and highly distinguished contributions to the science and practice of geophysics by a Member, resulting in wide recognition within the geoscientific community. The ASEG President and Federal Executive are pleased to announce that the ASEG Gold Medal will be awarded in 2017 to Richard Lane.

Specifically, this award recognises Richard’s significant and distinguished contributions to the profession of geophysics in Australia and overseas through his widely recognised practical research and contributions to the understanding and application of geophysical methods in both mining and petroleum, for his frequent contributions at conferences both in Australia and overseas, and through his outstanding professional work in applied geophysics for over 30 years.


12 noon till 2pm

Friday September 22nd 2017

Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre

Geoscience Australia


Please RSVP to Marina Costelloe President Elect before the 18th September 2017


If for some reason you are unable to present on the day, could you please nominate a second for us to keep in the loop.


Thank you


Marina Costelloe

Senior Geophysicist – Geoscience Australia

President Elect ASEG.

Annual ASEG/PESA Trivia Night

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Details to follow.

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Annual Zoeppritz Night Pub Crawl

Friday, July 21, 2017

Details to follow.

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International Geoscientists day

Sunday, April 2, 2017

International Geoscientists Day

From a warmer Russia to a cooler Down Under, geoscientists urged to “hammer keyboards, not rocks” in online party to celebrate global #GeoscientistsDay


‘Social media street party’ to be held on Geoscientists Day (this Sunday, 2 April) to celebrate geoscientists and their contribution to society; engage the Australian public in this fascinating field of science; and promote geoscience as a fulfilling career path.

Also aims to connect Australian geoscientists with their international colleagues, to share the importance of their work and discoveries to the world we live in.

Geoscientists Day (originally Geologists Day) originated in Russia to mark the resumption of geological fieldwork after the long, cold winter. In Australia, it also marks the resumption of fieldwork — paradoxically, following our long, hot summer.

Follows success of the Australian Geoscience Council’s inaugural #OzRockStocktake, held last year, in boosting awareness of earth science via social media.

Simple steps to get involved:

  • As a geoscientist, use the hashtag #GeoscientistsDay to post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn your exciting geoscience research / work or a ‘selfie’ at an inspiring geological location or your real-life geological workplace.
  • As a member of the public, post questions for geoscientists or follow the conversations using the hashtag #GeoscientistsDay. Questions can cover anything geoscience related — from finding out about geoscience as a career to learning about a fossil or rock you’ve found — or bigger questions about geoscience and this exciting multi-faceted field of science.

Australia’s peak body for more than 8000 geoscientists is urging the geoscience community, both in Australia and globally, to “hammer keyboards, not rocks” this Sunday as part of an innovative ‘social media street party’ to celebrate international Geoscientists Day (Sunday 2 April).
“Our virtual #GeoscientistsDay party aims to connect all Aussies, from seniors to students, with the geoscience community via social media to talk anything and everything geoscience or earth science related” said the President of the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC), Dr Bill Shaw.
“We hope to highlight exciting research and developments in geoscience; celebrate the contribution of geoscience to society; and boost the profile of geoscience as an inspiring career path at a time when this major scientific discipline can offer so much to the world and a positive future.
“And as well as connecting geoscientists with the Australian public, we also hope our #GeoscientistsDay social media party will connect Australian geoscientists and their international colleagues to celebrate and share their groundbreaking research and work.
“Geoscientists play an immensely critical role in society as we face the big challenges of our time.
“They are right at the centre of efforts to sustain and advance our way of life, including by meeting the growing demand for the mineral resources that are used in everything from hospitals to smartphones, as well as mainstream energy production.
“They are also at the centre of efforts to ensure groundwater is safe and food production is secure; conduct research to better understand climate change; and help to develop a cleaner energy future.
“They ensure the tunnels you travel through and buildings you work in are not in geological danger zones; and they help to predict and manage geohazards like landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
“Given the very significant role that geoscience will continue to play in our world into the future, it is critical that organisations like ours highlight the rewarding nature of a career in this compelling field of science.
“We hope that #GeoscientistsDay will harness the power of social media to create interesting and enticing conversations about geoscience, and emphasise the crucial role of this major field of science to society.”
Geoscientists Day celebrations began in the USSR in the mid-1960s at the start of summer, a time when fieldwork can be undertaken after the long, cold northern winter. The first Sunday in April is celebrated as Geoscientists Day to recognise geoscientists around the world and their contributions to society. In Australia, April marks the start of the fieldwork season for many exploration geologists — paradoxically because it signals the end of the long, hot summer. As the wet season is finishing in Northern Australia and extreme high temperatures diminish across the Red Centre, many Australian geoscientists are getting ready to roll back into the field for geophysical studies, geochemical sampling and drilling programmes. We wish them luck in their endeavours in supporting Australia as a world-leader in resource development!

SA/NT Annual Student Pizza Night

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Annual Student Pizza Night

When: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: Food, Drinks and Presentations from 6 pm
Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, downstairs in the Mawson Laboratories, University of Adelaide, corner of Frome Rd and Victoria Dr.

Members: free, 
Non-members $10, 
Students: free

A reminder that our upcoming event will be our Annual Student Pizza Night, which will be jointly held with the Adelaide University Geological Society. Each year we hold this event at the University of Adelaide with the aim to promote the opportunities and benefits of studying geophysics to undergraduate students. We will have industry professionals giving talks on their careers followed with pizza and drinks with a chance for industry professionals and students to network. We hope as many members as possible can make it to chat with the students and share their own experiences.

This year we will be joined by Matt Zengerer, former geophysics student at Flinders University and Founder and Principal Geophysicist at Gondwana Geoscience and Selina Wallace, former geophysics graduate from the University of Adelaide and Senior Geophysicist at Beach Energy. Both Matt and Selina have had careers spanning 16 and 13 years respectively, working on many projects in both Australia and abroad.

This represents a fantastic chance for students to hear about the breadth of opportunities that our industry can offer them and a great opportunity to network with industry and government geophysicists. The ASEG SA/NT Branch is very thankful for Matt and Selina for agreeing to join us.

We hope to see you all there.  

For any questions please contact Josh Sage - SA/NT President