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Where in the world was Tasmania 1.5 billion years ago?

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Hobart, TAS 7000

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Tasmanians know our island is a little bit different from the mainland, and perhaps the ancient geology of the northwest can now explain why! Join Dr Jacqueline Halpin (Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS) at BeakerStreet@TMAG, a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, as she winds the clock back into deep time exploring the face of the globe long before the evolution of land plants and dinosaurs. New discoveries from Tasmania’s oldest rocks at Rocky Cape reveal that over a billion years ago, Tasmania was wedged between Antarctica and North America. The rocks preserved along Tasmania’s rugged coast were once part of an ancient supercontinent called Nuna, and preserve a fascinating window into this dynamic part of Earth’s history. By getting down and dirty, we’ll unlock these ancient secrets and follow the journey of our island state right back to its ancient beginnings…and a long way from the Australian mainland.

About the Speaker:
Family adventures through the rugged Australian landscapes as a child sparked Jacqueline’s interest in the outdoors and love of country. As a geologist, she counts herself lucky to be able to explore amazing places to better understand the tectonic evolution of ancient continents through deep time. Jacqueline has worked on geological research across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Central Africa, United States of America, and Antarctica. Jacqueline is now based at the Antarctic Gateway Partnership at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (UTAS), with a focus on the interactions between the rugged subglacial geology and the overlying ice sheet.

About BeakerStreet@TMAG:
BeakerStreet@TMAG is a pop-up science bar at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 18-20 August - admission is free. Join us during the second weekend of National Science Week for three packed nights of intriguing short talks and hands-on workshops, live music, beer brewing Q&A, the 360 Cinema Dome, SCINEMA short films, a photography exhibition, storytelling, have a beer with a scientist, delicious local food and Tassie tipples, heaters and hot drinks in the courtyard, and more! Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this talk to get a drink and find a seat - talks will start promptly at the advertised start time.

BeakerStreet@TMAG is free and open to the public but designed for an adult audience. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for talks is not required and does not guarantee a seat, but will be a great help to us (we're scientists and we like numbers). Registration for workshops is essential. For program details and more information, visit www.beakerstreet.com.au or get updates by clicking "Going" or "Interested" on our facebook event.

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