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Ask a Geologist Live!

Ask a Geologist

As per tradition for Earth Science Week 2015 we hosted #askageologist sessions every day. Five brilliant scientists answered your questions live on twitter.

The Ask a Geologist 2015 schedule:

Jon TennantMonday 12 October - Jon Tennant

3pm - 4pm : Dinosaurs, evolution and extinction

Kicking things off for us, palaeontologist Jon Tennant (@protohedgehog) will be taking questions on dinosaurs, evolution and the history of life on Earth. 

Jon is also a science communicator and has a strong interest in open access publishing, so if you have questions on either of those topics, he’d be happy to answer them.

Helen ReevesTuesday 13 October - Helen Reeves

10.30 - 11.30 am : Sink Holes

Helen Reeves of the British Geological Survey will answer your questions on sink holes – what causes them, and are they on the rise? Use the hashtag #askageologist to find out!

Chris JacksonWednesday 14 October - Chris Jackson

3pm: Oil Exploration

On Wednesday afternoon, Chris Jackson (@seis_matters) of Imperial College will be taking questions on the role of geologists in oil exploration.


Lizzie Day

Thursday 15 October - Lizzie Day

3pm: Planetary Interiors and Geophysics

Lizzie Day (@lizzieday), Geophysics Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London, will be taking questions on how we know about the centre of the earth and other planets!


Sarah BoultonFriday 16 October - Sarah Boulton

1-2pm: Earthquakes and Tectonic Faults

Sarah Bolton (@geologySarah), lecturer at Plymouth University and one of the winners of our 100 Geosites Photo competition, will be taking questions on earthquakes & tectonic faults.