Department News

Earth and Planetary Sciences Department Alumni Lecture by Donald A. Swanson

On Friday, October 12, 2018, at 12:00 PM, the Morton K. Blaustein Earth and Planetary Sciences Department will present an alumni lecture by Donald A. Swanson, Ph.D. ’64, entitled “Volcanoes Falling Apart: Observations During Eruptions of Mount St. Helens (1980) and Kīlauea (2018).” The lecture will be held in Olin 305 and will be followed by the presentation of the 2018 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award.

There will be an hour-long reception prior to the lecture.

Where Does Martian Dust Come From?


New study suggests much of the dust on the surface of Mars comes from a single geological formation near the planet’s equator.