NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB

 

Burlington Council On Aging

Senior Center

61 Center Street

Burlington, MA  

Hamlin Necklace
 
 
 
NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
 
 
FRIDAY, February 16th, 2024
 
BURLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER
 
61 CENTER STREET, BURLINGTON, MA
 
7:30 PM (New Meeting Time!!!)
 

Mineral Pigments


By Eleonora Del Federico

 

Eleonora Del Federico is a professor of chemistry at Pratt Institute and a Cultural Heritage scientist. She teaches chemistry courses at the interphase of art, art history,
and archeology, and presently performs research on ancient pigments on wall paintings at archeological sites in Italy. She received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst and a BS/MS in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a Fellow in the Department of Scientific Research of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2004-2008), where she performed research on the painting materials of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, traditional oil paintings,
Ultramarine, and Egyptian Blue pigments

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Pebble Pups
 
 
February's meeting will be " GOE - and the Evolution of Life ion Earth". GOE is an abbreviation for the "Great Oxygen Event" that occurred 2.4 to 2.3 billion years ago when several significant geological events started to accumulate oxygen in the ocean and then the atmosphere. It was actually recorded in sedimentary rocks beneath the sea and we shall actually witness the event in our group. We will also see some of the
oldest fossils from the Earth's past and see how these set the stage for evolution of all animals and plants that exist today. Don't forget to bring something for show-and-tell,
and parents are invited as always.

                                  See you there... Tom Rich