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2014

January 21, 2014

Anna Konotchick – Post-earthquake self-recovery in Haiti

Best Western 7-Seas

 

February 25, 2014

Char Glacy – Midway Atoll: A Brief History & What it is Like to Count 500,000 Albatross

Best Western 7-Seas

 

April 22, 2014

Jut Wynne – The Mysteries of Easter Island Caves

Best Western 7-Seas

 

May 27, 2014

Tom Levy – Cyber-Archaeology in 3D: Recent Exploration in the Middle East

Best Western 7-Seas

 

August 24, 2014

Summer Mixer at the home of Suzanne and Michael Hennessy in Del Cerro

 

October 21, 2014

Kevin Hardy and Natalya Gallo – Beyond the Movie: The Untold Discoveries of the DEEPSEA Challenge Expedition

Best Western 7-Seas

 

November 18, 2014

Dr. Jeff Bada – The Origin of Life on Earth, and Elsewhere(?)

Best Western 7-Seas

 

December 13, 2014

 

Holiday Mixer at the home of Rick & Kay Matheron overlooking San Pascual Valley

2013

January 15, 2013

John E. Lawrence & Susan Grimaldi – Shamans in Remote Mongolia

Best Western 7-Seas

 

February 20, 2013

John Asmus – Seeing Double: Leonardo’s Mona Lisa Twin

Best Western 7-Seas

 

March 19, 2013

John Rowe – Omo Valley of Ethiopia

Best Western 7-Seas

 

April 23, 2013

Shirley C. Strum – Baboons: How to Solve a Monkey Puzzle

Best Western 7-Seas

 

May 13, 2013

Special Event – David Smith’s 60th Anniversary as member of TEC

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla

June 18, 2013

Capt. Robert “Rio” Hahn – Maha Kumbh Mela 2013

Best Western 7-Seas

 

July 21, 2003

Club Mixer – Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills

 

September 30, 2013

Dr. Laurie Marker – Saving the Endangered Cheetah

Best Western 7-Seas

 

November 12, 2013

Dominique Rissolo – An Underwater Journey into Mexico’s Ice Age

Best Western 7-Seas

 

December 8, 2013

Holiday Mixer at the home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills

2012

 

January 17, 2012

Joanne Simerson – Polar Bears and Climate Change

Best Western 7-Seas

 

 

February 21, 2012

Michelle and Howard Hall – Making “Under the Sea 3D” in 70mm IMAX

Best Western 7-Seas

 

March 20, 2012

Hubert Staudigel – The Rock Bottom of Antarctica’s Food Chain

Best Western 7-Seas

 

May 20, 2012

 

Spring Mixer – Home and Sea Horse Grotto of Rick and Patty Elkus in Poway

 

June 12, 2012

Charles Stanish – Exploring the Ancient Mysteries of Lake Titicaca

UCSD Faculty Club

 

June 21, 2012

Dr. Thomas Levy and Dr. Albert Lin

Invitation to the 5th Anniversary of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3)

UCSD

 

October 16, 2012

Richard Theiss – Understanding Great White Sharks and the Future of Shark Conservation

Best Western 7-SEas

 

November 13, 2012

Alan Nichols (President of TEC) – Dead Men Tell Tales…The Last Days of Chinggis Qa’an

Best Western 7-Seas

 

December 2, 2012

Holiday Mixer - Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills

2011

 

January 18, 2011

Mark Van Stone – 2010: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

February 15, 2011

Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne – The Critical Role of the Polar Region on Climate Change

Best Western &-Seas

 

March 29, 2011

Michele Westmorland – Headhunt Revisited: Caroline Mytinger’s 1926-30 journey to Melanesia To paint portraits of vanishing cultures

Chinese Restaurant

 

 

May 17, 2011

Prof. Donald Johanson – Lucy and Our African Origins

Best Western 7-Seas

 

July 17, 2011

Summer Social at the 7-Seas in Mission Valley

 

October 20, 2011

Raymond Ashley – Three Voyage to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin

Best Western 7-Seas

 

November 15, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey L. Bada – The Origin of Life on Earth and Beyond: Insights from Mars

Best Western 7-Seas

 

December 4, 2011

Holiday Mixer – Home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills

2010

 

January 19, 2010. -  A Night of Ocean Exploration

Talina Konotchick – Into the Abyss

Miriam Goldstein – Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastics Expedition

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

February 22, 2010

James Westerman – Osireion of Abydos, Egypt: An Archaeological Analysis

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

April 20, 2010

Caitlin O’Connell-Rodwell – Elephant Communication

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

May 2, 2010

Club Mixer – At the home of Nancy Nenow in Mission Hills

 

October 19, 2010

Dr. Albert Yu-Min Lin – Mongolia, Valley of the Khans Project: The Search for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

November 30, 2010

Dr. John West – Life at High Altitude

Miramar Naval Air Station

2009

 

January 20, 2009

Prof. Thomas Levy – Masters of Fire – Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India

UCSD Geisel Library

 

February 17, 2009

Gary L. Peterson – The Cryogenic World of Triton

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

March 17, 2009

Chia Tan – The Secret Life of Golden Monkeys

 

April 22, 2009

Dr. Ray Ashley – Return of the San Salvador

 

May 9, 2009

Field Trip by invitation of Adm. “Nick” Nicholson

Tour of Los Angeles class attack submarine

 

May 31, 2009

Club Mixer – At the home of Rio Hahn and Teresa Fiske in Bonsall

 

October 20, 2009

Kim Griest – The Dark Side: How Dark Matter and Dark Energy control the Universe and its Fate

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

November 10, 2009

Dr. Peter Keller – His travels and research in New Guinea

Miramar Naval Air Station

2008

 

January 15, 2008

Barbara Nolan and Nancy Nenow - Art and Life Among the Wodaabe and Tuareg of the Sahara

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

April 17, 2008

Megan McArthur - Astronaut on a Mission to Repair the Hubble Space Telescope 

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

May 22, 2008

Dr. Aaron Thode - When Predators Collide: Studying How Sperm Whales Interact with Fishing

Vessels Off Southeast Alaska

 

September 16, 2008

Dr. David Pierce – Climate and Conflict: Pressure on Global Water Supplies

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

October 14, 2008

Richard C.J. Somerville – Global Warming: The Latest Word on the Best Science

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

November 18, 2008

Helen Amanda Fricker – Are the Ice Sheets Melting? Antarctica and Greenland’s Response to Climate Change.

Miramar Naval Air Statio2

2007

 

June 19, 2007

Jon Rebman – San Diego Plant Atlas Project: Exploring and Discovering in Our Own Backyards

94th Aero Squadron, Montgomery Field

2006

 

March 23, 2006

David Flohr, MBA

The Wreck of the SS Brother Jonathan

Sizzler Restaurant, Point Loma

2005

 

March 15, 2005

Jim Hoffman – Fighting Wildfires – Seeing Through the Smoke with Infrared

Miramar Naval Air Station

2004

 

February 2004 – Two part program

  1. Floating the Upper Missouri: The 200th Anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Doug Magde

   2. Easter Island to Tahiti: Stone Statures and Geolog

By Monte Marshall

 

November 23, 2004

Dr. David Hoffman – Building Democracy: The Afghan Way

Miramar Naval Air Station

2003

 

January 28, 2003

Dr. David I Hoffman – Central Asia

Miramar Naval Air Station

May  2003

Dr. Jim Hawkins – Travels in Tibet and the High Himalaya in the 1980’s

June 2003 – The Explorers Club Annual Barbecue and Hubbs Sea World Research Institute Update

Brent Stewart

 

September – 2003

Sea Changes – The Effect of Climatic Forces on Polar Ecosystems

Dr. Paul Dayton with introduction by Dr. Don Walsh

(This program was in coordination with the Oceans 2003 conference)

 

October - 2003

Biological Exploration in the 21st Century – Journeys of Discovery in Genomic Science

Oliver A. Ryder

 

November  2003

Bryon Bass – The First Marines and Farmers of the Adriatic Sea

2001

 

February 20, 2001

Payne Johnson - “All Roads Lead to Rome” Early Explorers in Egypt, Jordan, & Syria

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

March 22, 2001

David Furnas - Traditional Trepanation of the Kisii, Kenya

 

April 17, 2001

Dr. William (Wild Bill) Wheeler – Efe Pygmies: Archers of the African Rain Forest

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

November 13, 2001

In honor of Professor Hugh Bradner – a man of exceptionally diverse interests and talents within and beyond the field of science

Hugh was ably assisted by Marge Bradner who served as Secretary for our Chapter for a number of years – What a team!

2000

 

January 18, 2000

Dr. Eugene LaFond – Oceanography

 

March 14, 2000

Robert Floyd Dill – Exploring the Depths of  Belize’s Blue Hole

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

1999

 

October 19, 1999

Ralph White – Exploration of the Ocean Abyss

 

November 16, 1999

Jim Hoffman – The Highest of the High Ground: Imaging and Mapping from Space

1998

 

December 1, 1998 – Members Night

Miramar MCAS

1997

 

January 14, 1997 – Tracking China’s Monal Pheasant

David Rimlinger

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

March – John West – 1981 American Medical Research Expedition to Mt. Everest

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

April – Alan Rice – Greenhouse Extinction of Dinosaurs: Volcanoes or Meteors?

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

May - Peter Isler – Cape Horn Winter Passage with ESPN

San Diego Yacht Club

 

June 20, 1997 – Alfred McLaren – Explorers Club President – joint meeting with San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Explorers Club

 

July 17, 1997 – Amazon Voyage – Capt. Rio Hahn and Amazon creatures from the Zoo

Joint meeting with Ocelots in the Zoo auditorium

 

October - Shona, Spirit in Stone (African sculpture) – San Diego Natural History Museum

 

November - Annual Meeting – Brunch at the San Diego Yacht Club

1996

 

January 21, 1996

New Board of Directors Meeting?

Home of Jim Clements

 

January 23, 1996

Dennis L, Mammana – Stargazers

Miramar Naval Air Station

1995

 

January 24, 1995

Hugh Bradner – “The Weirdest Telescopes in the World”

Miramar

 

February 28, 1995

Jim Clements

Miramar

 

April 27, 1995

Ed Darack – 6194 Denali Solo

Miramar

 

May, 1995

Jack Peters – World Travels

 

June 13, 1995

Robert Hahn- Voyages of the Research Vessel Heraclitus

Miramar

 

October 10, 1995

Gaie Ailling and Mark Van Thillo – Two Years in the Biosphere

Miramar Naval Air Station 

 

December 3, 1995

Bil Brown – Champagne Brunch/Business meeting

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway   

1994

 

February 20, 1994 – Our First San Diego Chapter Meeting

Champagne Buffet Brunch and Business meeting – short introduction by each member

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway

 

March 29, 1994

Dr. Frank Todd – “Impossible Dream”- Creating the Penguin Encounter at Sea World

This will encompass 20 seasons in Antarctica with 5 or 6 trips a season.

   *Additional short program by Ann Helliwell, skydiver with over 3,000 dives.

Miramar Naval Air Station

 

April 24, 1994

Robert Gow – Red Blood, Green Gold: Stories of the Yucatan

Stone Ridge Country Club, Poway     

 

June 14, 1994

Bill Wheeler – In the Footsteps of Stanley: On Foot with Pygmies in the Ituri Rain Forest, Zaire

Miramar

 

September 13, 1994

Werner P. Heuschele, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species of the San Diego Zoo

Dinner at. Café del Rey Moro (now the Prado) for dinner and presentation at the Otto Center, San Diego Zoo

 

October 25, 1994

Ralph White – Titanic

Rubin H. Fleet Theater