View Full Version : Dr. Richard Pyle at the Georgia Aquarium


mojo
10-30-2006, 5:51 PM
The Atlanta Reef Club has been given a special invite by the Georiga Aquarium to hear a lecture by Dr. Richard Pyle. More information:

"Join us on Nov. 10, 2006, at 7 p.m. as Georgia Aquarium hosts Dr. Richard Pyle, the world's pre-eminent underwater explorer, at the Aquarium's first lecture. Tickets are limited, and annual pass members get the first opportunity to buy tickets and speak with the expert. Go on a journey to regions of the planet no one has seen before, and get a more in-depth look at the creatures of the sea. To purchase tickets, call 404.581.4000 and select option 0. Learn more about Dr. Richard Pyle and the lecture series." http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/supportus/events.aspx (http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/supportus/events.aspx)


More on Dr. Pyle's research interests:

Evolutionary biology of marine fishes, with particular emphasis on systematics, biogeography, hybridization, and mimicry.
Exploration of deep coral reefs using advanced diving technology.
Design and development of computer databases for biological data.

See his bio here (http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/staff/pylerichard.html).

We'll be paying individually.

Details on registration:
Call 404-581-4000 and use Option 0
Ask for the Richard Pyle lecture, although it's the only one going on right now, so they'll know which one you're talking about.
Tickets are $18 for annual pass holders, $20 for non-pass holders. (Sorry- I was told it would be cheaper).
You'll be entering through the education entrance, near the normal entrance.

Who all is going? I'll be there...

maureen
10-30-2006, 6:08 PM
I'll definitely be there! Sounds very interesting!

Maureen

tsciarini
10-30-2006, 6:56 PM
I'll be making the call tomorrow :)

...ofcourse I'll be there. lol

Kevin
10-30-2006, 7:16 PM
I will make the call first thing in the morning.

SShindell
10-30-2006, 8:24 PM
We will be there!

Kevin
10-31-2006, 7:23 AM
I am on the phone with them right now, and they don't even know anything about it yet. I will keep you updated.

Kevin
10-31-2006, 7:27 AM
The tickets aren't in their system to be booked as of yet. They took my information and said that they would call me back.

mojo
10-31-2006, 8:03 AM
I sent an email last night to Kristie Cobb, Director of Membership and Annual Programs, who sent us the info. Hopefully, she'll be able to get us more information...

George
10-31-2006, 8:16 AM
My father and I were at the aquarium last Friday for a tour and presentation by Columbia University. If you want a perfectly dead time to go to the aquarium, 6-8pm on Friday is your time. We were in the Ocean Voyager (whale sharks) and Tropical Diver (the reef) from about 7:15-8pm (they kicked us out of the whale shark viewing room for closing) and there weren't more than 10-15 people in each spot. There were maybe 5 people in the tunnel with us. Most of the people we were around were part of our group, too.

If you go to this presentation, I encourage you to hit the aquarium at 6pm and enjoy the exhibits in relative silence. :)

jmaneyapanda
11-01-2006, 11:50 AM
any word on if this is registrat-able yet?

Kevin
11-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Not yet. I have called today too.

mojo
11-01-2006, 12:18 PM
I just called them. Here's the low-down:

Call 404-581-4000 and use Option 0

Ask for the Richard Pyle lecture, although it's the only one going on right now, so they'll know which one you're talking about.

Tickets are $18 for annual pass holders, $20 for non-pass holders. (Sorry- I was told it would be cheaper).

You'll be entering through the education entrance, near the normal entrance.

maureen
11-06-2006, 10:35 AM
Sorry guys, I just learned I have a cross country team event Friday night so won't be able to attend the event :(

Good news is that Westminster Cross Country Girls won Region Champs, so we are competing for 1st place in States this Saturday. Go Cats!

Kevin
11-06-2006, 12:07 PM
Congrats Maureen

maureen
11-06-2006, 5:24 PM
Thanks Kevin. I'll keep you all posted on how we do!

scook
11-06-2006, 6:32 PM
Ordered my 2 tickets thursday. see you there.

Kevin
11-06-2006, 8:20 PM
Can't wait

washowi
11-08-2006, 8:33 AM
Just got an email....GA Aquarium vols get in for $5 or if you volunteer to set up...in for free.

See ya there.

Todd

washowi
11-10-2006, 8:07 AM
See yinze tonight...

Kevin
11-10-2006, 8:11 AM
Definately... drinks afterwards?

tsciarini
11-10-2006, 11:30 AM
http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1623