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Science Distilled: Geological Adventures Recap

December 19, 2016
On Wednesday, November 16, Sac Science Distilled hosted another pair of engaging public science talks at Old Ironsides. November's themes were adventure and geology, as professors Dr. Steven Skinner and Dr. Amy Wagner (both of Sac State's geology department) regaled a packed house with tales of swashbuckling, deep sea diving, and the science behind it all.       Steven Skinner studies paleomagnetism, which is the long-time history of Earth's magnetic field. This may sound odd, since we think of Earth's magnetic field as constant – it's the reason magnetic compasses work.