This site uses cookies.
Learn more.


This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

Lyceum Society: Planets, Planetary Dust, and Meteorites


for Members

Lyceum Society: Planets, Planetary Dust, and Meteorites

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Lyceum Society


The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.

Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM

Brief-Brief Presentation

Changing Centers of the Human Population and the Pace of Change
Irving Sivin, MA
Columbia University

Population Council senior scientist Irving Sivin was the first recipient of a major award named after himself: the Planned Parenthood National Medical Committee's Irv Sivin Lifetime Achievement Award for his "commitment and critical contributions to contraception and reproductive health."

Speaker Presentation

Planets, planetary dust, meteorites
Denton S. Ebel, PhD
Curator for Meteorites, The American Museum of Natural History

This talk will survey what the most primitive, earliest solar system material tells us about the solar nebula from which the planets formed.

Dr. Ebel received his B.A. from Harvard (Sociology), and M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue U. (Geology). Following post-doctoral work in Toronto, his six years at the University of Chicago resulted in significant work modeling condensation and evaporation processes directly observable in meteorite components.

Ebel has been at the AMNH since 2001. He is still interested in terrestrial geology, but primarily at the interface among astrophysical models, observations of distant interstellar matter, young stellar disks, and the meteorites that record the earliest epoch of our own solar system.

Registration Pricing

Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member:$0
Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember:$10

Travel & Lodging

Our Location

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157

Directions to the Academy

Hotels Near 7 World Trade Center

Recommended partner hotel

Club Quarters, World Trade Center
140 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212.577.1133

The New York Academy of Sciences is a member of the Club Quarters network, which offers significant savings on hotel reservations to member organizations. Located opposite Memorial Plaza on the south side of the World Trade Center, Club Quarters, World Trade Center is just a short walk to the Academy.

Use Club Quarters Reservation Password NYAS to reserve your discounted accommodations online.

Other nearby hotels

Millenium Hilton


Marriott Financial Center


Club Quarters, Wall Street


Eurostars Wall Street Hotel


Gild Hall, Financial District


Wall Street Inn


Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park


To view full attendee list, you must first register for the event, then log in to the Academy website. This list is provided for the personal, noncommercial and informational use only of event attendees, in a manner that is consistent with the New York Academy of Sciences’ mission, goals and activities.
  • Ketchum

  • NoHo Tours

  • none

  • population council

  • The City University of New York CUNY