Geology and Harry Potter

The Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum’s “First Thursday” lecture series will continue in April on the SECOND Thursday. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph R. Smyth, Mineralogist and Mineral Physicist in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Smyth’s talk is titled: “Mineralogy of the Earth’s Interior.”  The Earth’s interior is divided into crust, mantle, and core. The core has a liquid metal outer core and a solid metal inner core and comprises about one third of the mass. The mantle is about 2900 km of solid, silicate rock (minerals) and comprises about two thirds of the mass. It is divided into upper mantle, transition zone, and lower mantle, based on the minerals stable in each portion… See more… Socializing and munchies begin at 6:30 p.m. The “First Thursday” lecture will start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Ben H. Parker Student Center, Ballroom E, 1310 Maple Street, Golden, CO (map)

Harry Potter Night in Golden Colorado

Tomorrow night from 6-8:30, the library will host Teens After Hours: Harry Potter Night.  Are you cunning? Clever? Courageous? Loyal? Spend a Friday evening with us and be sorted, win points, compete for the House Cup, and keep He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named from taking over Hogwarts. Or maybe just enjoy some butterbeer!  Registration required and opens one week in advance at the library, online here or 303-235-5275.