Anatomy of Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin and its Ties to the Yellowstone Magma Reservoir
By Robert B. Smith
July 11, 2019
Join us for our July Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition lecture. Robert B. Smith, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Utah, presents Anatomy of Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin and its Ties to the Yellowstone Magma Reservoir. The talks in this series are free, and take place in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Coe Auditorium the first Thursday of the month.
About our speaker
Smith is Distinguished Research Professor and Emeritus Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. He also directs the University of Utah Seismograph and GPS Network Stations in Yellowstone.
Smith holds both a bachelor degree and a master of science degree in geology from Utah State University, and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Utah. He has authored some 200 scientific papers—more than 120 of them on Yellowstone-Teton geology—as well as another 500 abstracts for lectures around the world. He is the senior-author of the most popular geology book on Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Windows Into The Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, which has sold more than 40,000 copies.
Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation.
Join us the first Thursday of each month February through December for a Lunchtime Expedition! These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues. Lectures take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Upcoming Lunchtime Expeditions
- August 1: Mike Kochert with Fifty Years of Studying Golden Eagles: What Have We Learned?
- September 5: Jeremy Johnston with Theodore Roosevelt, the Unscrupulous Concessioner, and the Insane Adversary
- October 3: Doug Smith with Wolf Populations in Yellowstone National Park
- November 7: Jarren Kuipers with The Effects of Russian Olive Removal on Small Mammals
- December 5: Tony Mong with To There and Back Again: The Annual Movement of Ungulates in the Eastern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem