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Dinosaurs & Space-shuttles

When:

Wed 13 May 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, 546 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: carol95

Palaeontologist and writer Dr Phil Manning is Professor of Natural History at the University of Manchester and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Ancient Life. Phil has appeared in and presented many television documentaries for the BBC, Discovery and History Channels, including Jurassic CSI for National Geographic, which showcased the application of new technologies in palaeontology. He is currently filming two new documentaries to be released later this year.

Phil and his research team use a range of multidisciplinary tools and techniques, including x-ray imaging and computer modelling, in the analysis of the musculoskeletal form, movement and locomotion in extinct vertebrates. He and his team have worked extensively in the Hell Creek Formation of South Dakota and Montana and also at sites in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Phil plays an active role in Manchester Museum’s public outreach programme and has authored popular science books. He blogs at Dinosaur CSI dinosaursabbatical.blogspot.co.uk and actively
tweets @DrPhilManning.

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