Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6 – 7 p.m.
Director, Eric Dorfman, Carnegie Museum of Natural History will be in person to host a live videoconference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher of expedition AP3: Antarctica Peninsula Paleontology Project currently in Antarctica
Join this event at the Forbes Digital Plaza (corner of S. Bouquet St. & Forbes Ave.)
Live from Antarctica! Eric Dorfman, Director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be on location at Forbes Digital Gateway in Oakland to host a live videoconference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher currently on expedition in Antarctica. This is a free community event to encourage the general public, students, and others to meet the director of the museum as well as ask Dr. Lamanna questions about his discoveries and experiences as he hunts for dinosaur fossils with a team of experts in Antarctica. Dr. Lamanna will take questions from participants and reporters from the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer and projected to the 10′ x 8′ foot high-resolution screen in Forbest Digital Plaza.
Dr. Lamanna recently received international press coverage when he and a international team of experts, completed work describing a plant-eating dinosaur from Argentina that is one of the largest animals to ever roam the earth’s surface, weighing in at 40,000 – 60 ,000 kg (44 – 66 tons). They have named this beast Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi. Dr. Lamanna has led several expeditions in his career but due to new technology, this is the first time he has been able to communicate via videoconference and regularly check into to provide updates on his experiences. For additional information on this expedition, please visit antarcticdinos.org.