Royal Society looks closer at ice ages at Mittagong RSL Club

Dr Ken McCracken will be the guest lecturer at the next Royal Society presentation. Photo: file
Dr Ken McCracken will be the guest lecturer at the next Royal Society presentation. Photo: file

The Ice Ages – big and little will be the topic of discussion at Mittagong in July.

The Royal Society of New South Wales Southern Highland Branch will welcome guest speaker Dr Ken McCracken DSc AO to its meeting on July 19.

Dr McCracken has won many national and international awards and even worked with NASA. His awards have included recognition for his work in the fields of cosmic rays and sun spot activity.

He has spent more than the past two decades working with colleagues in the USA, Switzerland, and South Africa working on ice cores from the polar regions. This has involved the study of solar energetic particle events in the past 600 years, the modulation of the galactic cosmic radiation over the past 10,000 years, the strength of the interplanetary magnetic field for the past 10,000 years and the cause of the solar cycle.

Dr McCracken’s presentation will kick off at the Mittagong RSL Club from 6.30pm. Doors open 6 pm.

Entry is:  Lecture only non-members $10, Members $5. Teachers and students are free.

Following the presentation, there will be a dinner with the lecturer, open to members and non-members, at the RSL. 

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