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PESA WEBINAR SERIES RETURN: We Shouldn’t Be Here: A Cosmological and Geological Look at How Lucky We Are

Tuesday, 7 February, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Australia/Perth time)

Free – $10.00

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Guest Speaker(s): Rob Kirk (Rob Kirk Consultants)

Rob Kirk has 45 years exploring with SA Oil and Gas, Occidental, BHP, Woodside and consulting.

His interest is in seismic and sequence stratigraphy and he regularly gives a 1 week Operational Sequence Stratigraphy Course.

He also does community talks for U3A, Probus and various history societies and has recently written a book on the founding of Adelaide.

Kindly supported by Rock Flow dynamics


This live webinar will take place at:

11am              – Perth
12.30pm       – Darwin
1pm                – Brisbane
1:30pm          – Adelaide
2pm                – Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney

Use the calendar link on this page to add this event in to your own calendar at the correct local time for your location.

Tickets are free for members (please log in to see this) and $10 for non members.

Please buy your tickets and immediately follow the link in the ticket e-mail (not the calendar invite or this webpage, which is just generic and not event specific) to set up your registration with the webinar software well in advance of the time of the talk. Once registered with the webinar software you will receive a reminder e-mail 1 hour beforehand.

We Shouldn’t Be Here: A Cosmological and Geological Look at How Lucky We Are

Presented by Rob Kirk (Rob Kirk Consultants)


This talk is about how lucky homo sapiens is to be here. There are many unlikely scenarios that had to occur for this to happen and, if replayed, it is unlikely that we would be here. We will start at the Big Bang and consider things ET, along with Plate Tectonics and the many close shaves we had to extinction. Weird water will be examined, along with how did life start and the part that Milankovitch cycles played in our development. There will be one seismic line.


Tuesday, 7 February, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Australia/Perth time)
Free – $10.00
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    PESA Western Australia
    PESA Webinars

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