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Mark Castner, director of the Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station, will represent Canisius on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the annual Earth Science Day at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. The event is run by the Hamburg Natural History Society.

At this unique event, visitors will have the opportunity to view a drill rig up close and in action during a coring demonstration, talk to geologists and earth scientists about what they do, ask questions of knowledgeable professionals about drilling for oil and gas, find out about earthquakes and see a seismograph in operation, learn about fossils, view the sun and solar flares through special telescopes, and collect and keep all the fossils they find.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. Fossil collecting will be held on the same site, and is free for members of the Hamburg Natural History Society, $7 for non-member adults, and $6 for non-member children. Free parking onsite is available and most of the exhibits are sheltered. Further information is available at

Submitted by: Mark Castner, director, Braun-Ruddick Seismograph Station