Upcoming Presentations

2020 Winter/Spring Science Inquiry Series


Explore cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society through speaker presentations followed by conversations between speaker and audience.

Sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences, and hosted by the Museum of the Rockies, 600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, Montana, the talks are presented on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm, followed by a brief social time with light refreshments in the museum lobby where audience members can engage the speaker.

The talks are free to the public.  All lectures have a limited capacity and are open on a first-come, first-served basis.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each lecture.  Attendees may not save seats for others.


Jan 15 – The Yellowstone Volcano: News from the Front

What does front line research tell us about the current state of the immense volcano that makes up much of Yellowstone National Park?  Dr. Michael Poland, Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, will discuss the geologic hazards of the Yellowstone region, activity that has been recorded in 2019, and recent research into how the Yellowstone volcanic system works.

Courtesy of Michael Poland.


Feb 12 – TBA


Mar 11 – TBA


Apr 15 – TBA


May 13 – TBA