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A Building Stones Guide to Central Manchester
Third Edition (2014)
Four self-guided walks through the city centre
Now available to purchase

Yorkshire Geology Day

Saturday 27 April 2019 at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, near Wakefield. Displays, underground tours and lectures. Details here.

The Environmental Consequences of Volcanism

Leeds Geological Association lecture, Thursday 9 May. Details here.

Ilkley Moor - geology and history

Leeds Geological Association field trip, Saturday 11 May 2019. Free guided walk and talk. Part of Yorkshire Geology Month and GeoWeek. Details here.

The Importance of the Moon - Past, Present and Future

Monday 20 May 2019, 18:00 - 19:00, University Place, The University of Manchester

A lecture by Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist

Scientists believe that the Moon was formed out of a collision between the Earth with a Mars-sized planet named Theia at a very early stage of the development of the solar system. From then on, the Earth and the Moon's evolution have been intertwined. The Moon has kept the Earth's rotational axis pointing in the same direction providing a significant level of stability for the Earth's climate. Today, the Moon holds many fascinating mysteries for scientists to explore. Scientifically there has been a number of stunning advances in lunar science and a realization that going back to the Moon will provide scientists with the opportunity to accomplish transformational science in understanding the origin and evolution of our solar system. NASA's future plan is to go to the Moon to stay and then onto Mars.

Details on how to book free tickets here

2019 Geotours in the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark

There are three week-long tours in 2019, running 18-24 May, 5-11 June and 11-17 September. Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault, the oldest meteorite impact ejecta plus evidence of the earliest life, the North West Highlands Geopark really is the "Cradle of Geology"

Full details of the tours and information on how to book can be found here.

The North West Highlands Geopark is a community company limited by guarantee and a charity in Scotland. The board comprises 7 community directors, one from each of the community councils within the Geopark, who work alongside the other office bearers, directors and staff.

This information is presented as it may be of interest to MGA members, and does not imply endorsement by the Manchester Geological Association.

Publication of Minerals of the English Midlands

The book is a private project funded entirely by the author, Roy Starkey, and is being distributed on a not-for-profit basis.

Details of the book and how to order.

This information is provided as being potentially of interest to members, and does not imply endorsement of the book by the MGA.