Moriarty Science Seminar: “Finding Dippy: The Science Behind an Icon”
October 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hybrid: Online and At the Museum
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: Finding Dippy: “The Science Behind an Icon”
Speaker: John Whitlock, Mount Aloysius College
This event will take place Monday, October 10 at Noon both online and at Earth Theater.
Abstract: Pittsburgh’s beloved “Dippy” the Diplodocus isn’t just a cultural touchstone for the people that live and work in the city, it’s also an invaluable window into life of the past, and has been the subject of intense scientific scrutiny for over 140 years. Follow the incredible scientific journey of Diplodocus from the earliest days of American paleontology to the modern era. Using everything from the basics of comparative anatomy all the way to cutting edge science, we’ll discover how Diplodocus lived, ate, and moved, and how we know what we know.