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Subject: BCA Meeting May 26: How to Build a Planet
Date Sent: May 18, 2016


Please join us at our Bannockburn Citizens Association next meeting

Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 PM at St. Mark.

This will be our Spring meeting, and we particularly would like to welcome our new neighbors.

Our featured speaker will be our neighbor Richard Carlson, a geochemist and Director of Terrestrial Magnetism at Carnegie Science. His talk next Thursday is titled "how to build a planet." Dr. Carlson's work at Carnegie focuses on how the chemical diversity in the universe comes from nuclear reactions inside stars. He also explores questions related to the origin and evolution of Earth's continental crust. Another effort is directed at the hypothesis that the moon was formed by ejection of materials into earth orbit by a giant impact. Dr. Carlson received his B.A. in chemistry from UC-San Diego and his Ph. D. in Earth sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This will be a fascinating talk with photos and animation. It's not to be missed!

We will also have reports from our various committees, and we will vote to elect a new Treasurer.

As always, the meeting will be an opportunity to visit with your neighbors, discuss BCA activities, and pass along news and comments.

I look forward to seeing you next Thursday.

We had another great Spring Festival at Concord Park on Sunday. It was a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to get together. If you missed it, I hope you can make it next time.

Best Wishes,
Ted Garrett,
BCA President

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