Eric Dorfman, Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be in person to host a live video conference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher, currently in Antarctica on expedition.
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6–7:00 p.m.
Live from Antarctica! Eric Dorfman, Director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be on location at Forbes Digital Plaza in Oakland to host a live public video conference with Matt Lamanna, paleontologist and principal dinosaur researcher currently on expedition in Antarctica.
This is a free community event to encourage the general public, students, and others to ask Dr. Lamanna questions about his discoveries and experiences as he hunts for dinosaur fossils with a team of experts in Antarctica. Dr. Lamanna, will be aboard the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer and projected live to the 10′ x 8′ foot high-resolution screen in Forbes Digital Plaza. He will answer questions from the live audience about his discoveries and what it is like to be in Antarctica on expedition. There will be other fun surprises for the audience as well.
Dr. Lamanna has led several expeditions throughout his career. Now with new technology he is able to communicate via video conference and provide updates on his findings from the field. For additional information on this expedition, please visit antarcticdinos.org.
Recently Dr. Lamanna received international press coverage when he and an international team of experts, completed work describing a plant-eating dinosaur from Argentina that is one of the largest animals to ever roam the earth’s surface. It weighed 40,000 – 60 ,000 kg (44 – 66 tons) and was named Notocolossus gonzalezparejasi.