Night at the Royal Alberta Museum

100 Years of Understanding the Earth (and living with it)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences presents the "Night at the Royal Alberta Museum" on the evening of September 22, 2012.

The evening will feature a talk by Sir Keith O'Nions who is distinguished Ph.D. alumnus of University of Alberta, and is one of the world's most influential geoscientists. A pioneer of modern isotope geochemistry, he has undertaken ground-breaking research in ocean geochemistry, heat fluxes from the mantle, bonding in minerals, and the origin of the Earth's continents. His contribution to the scientific community is equally remarkable, as he is one of the founders of the European Association of Geochemistry, a council member for the Royal Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Natural History Museum, has held several roles with the Natural Sciences Research Council and is the former Director General of the UK Research Councils. His academic career has included positions at the University of Oslo and Oxford, followed by Columbia University and a Royal Society Research Professorship at Cambridge.  He received a Knighthood for his services to Earth Sciences in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours.

To honour his achievements the University of Alberta granted Sir Keith O’Nions an Honorary Degree in 2007.

He is currently the President and Rector of the Imperial College London.

The talk will commence at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the lecture theatre at the Royal Alberta Museum.

Following the lecture there will be a cocktail reception featuring hors d'oeuvres, food stations and a cash bar from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am.

The Menu for the evening will include:

Sauté Station

  • Cajun Shrimp & Scallops
  • Chef’s Baby Spring Vegetables
  • A selection of Baby Fresh Vegetables.

Garlic Mashed Potato Martini Bar

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Served in Martini Glasses
  • To include real bacon bits, chives, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa and tomatoes.

Beef Station

  • Carved Beef on a Mini Kaiser Bun
  • Sautéed Mushrooms with Tarragon

Spoon Station

  • Beautiful Array of Canapé’s
  • Potato Tortilla Cups with Charred Tomato Salsa and Chevre

Thai Salad Roll Station

  • To include- Bean Sprouts, alfalfa Sprouts, Peas Shoots, Snow Peas, Cucumber, Carrots, Green Onion, Avocado, Rice Noodles, Fresh Mint,
  • With a Thai peanut Sauce, Red Chilli Sauce and Fish Sauce.

Dessert Station

  • French Crêpes with Wild Berry Coulis and Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Assorted Fancy Pastries
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  • Tea and Coffee

The museum will also be exclusively open for all attending to roam and see the featured exhibitions.

Tickets are limited ($30.00 each).

Please call 780.492.3265 to buy tickets over the phone or feel free to visit us in the Earth Science Building Room ESB 1-26 (main office) to purchase tickets via cash, debit or all major credit cards.

Come join us in celebration our Centennial.

Night at the Royal Alberta Museum