Free Robert Ballard talk at UNR

April 2, 2014

Robert Ballard is known for his discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic, the battleship Bismarck, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and President John F. Kennedy’s PT-109. The famous ocean explorer is the final speaker in the 2014 Discover Science Lecture Series and will talk on Thursday, April 3, at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Robert Ballard
Robert Ballard.
Photo courtesy University of Nevada, Reno

Ballard’s talks are always evolving, depending on his most recent work and adventures, and he always loves to talk about his Titanic adventures. He is a former U.S. Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. In his talk, which includes high-quality images and personal accounts, Ballard will present his work in underwater archaeology, maritime archaeology and the archaeology of shipwrecks.

The free lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Free parking is reserved for the event on the top level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. For more information, call (775) 784-4591 or visit the College of Science website.

Source: University of Nevada, Reno, Communications Office.

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