Meeting Location

The NCGS meets each last Wednesday of the month in Orinda at the Masonic Center, 9 Altarinda Rd.  There is a social period at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. a talk (no dinner).  Cost is $5 per regular member; $1 per student member, and $1 per K – 12 teachers.




NCGS 2010-2011 Calendar

(Please click on the available links to view the abstract and speaker biographies; for previous yearly calendar of events see bottom of page)



The Start of the NCGS Year!!


Wednesday September 29, 2010

Geological Development in the Post-Gold Rush Era and the Fate of the First California Geological Survey

Dr. Stephen Testa, Executive Officer, California State Mining & Geology Board


Wednesday October 27, 2010


Dr. Geoffrey W. Marcy; Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley (Tentative)

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday November 17, 2010 (Early Date!)


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


December 2009 - As usual no meeting!


Wednesday January 26, 2011


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday February 23, 2011


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday March 30, 2011


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday April 27, 2011


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge




2009 - 2010 NCGS Events and Field Trips

(When available, click on the following links to download field trip applications)



September 18, 2010

Geology and Tectonics of the Smartville Complex, NW Sierra Nevada, California;

Dr. Elridge Moores, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis


October 16, 2010

A Teacher Workshop – NCGS Field Trip for the National Earth Science Week

A Walk Along the Old Bay Margin in Downtown San Francisco – Tracing the Events of the 1906 Earthquake & Fire;

Dr. Raymond Sullivan, Professor Emeritus, SFSU (Teachers Only Please)



Do you have a place you’ve wanted to visit for the geology?  Let us know.  We’re definitely interested in ideas.  For those suggestions, or for questions regarding, field trips, please contact our Field Trip Coordinator Tridib Guha, or his assistant John Christian (see About the NCGS page).







Older Calendar of Events



2003 - 2004 Calendar of Events




2004 - 2005 Calendar of Events




2005 - 2006 Calendar of Events



2006 - 2007 Calendar of Events



2007 - 2008 Calendar of Events



2008 - 2009 Calendar of Events



2009 - 2010 Calendar of Events



(Including NCGS 1906 Earthquake Centennial Observance Events)

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