• We are pleased to announce our February meeting! Dr. Steve Horton (U. Memphis) will speak on the 8/9/20 Sparta, NC earthquake. See below for more details.

  • PGS leadership is continually planning for an adapted 2020-21 meeting year. As a result PGS is currently meeting via Zoom.

  • As you know, we are always looking to invite relevant speakers. Please email if you would like to speak to us, or know of someone that would like to speak to us, virtually.

  • President's welcome letter and new membership form added October 2020

Updated February 2021

2020-21 Meeting sCHEDULE:

    • October 8th, 2020

    • November 12th, 2020

    • December 10th, 2020

      • Virtual via Zoom (please see your email or email us for the specific link)

      • Dr. Doyeon Kim, Seismological Laboratories, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

      • Sequencing Seismograms: A Panoptic View of Scattering in the Core-Mantle Boundary Region

      • Meeting flyer

    • January 14, 2021

      • Virtual via Zoom (please see your email or email us for the specific link)

      • Prof. Angel Abbud-Madrid, Center for Space Resources, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

      • Resources Beyond Earth: Enabling Future Exploration and the New Space Economy

      • Meeting flyer

    • February 11, 20201

      • Virtual via Zoom (please see your email or email us for the specific link)

      • Dr. Steve Horton, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis

      • Observations from the M5.1 Sparta, NC, earthquake of August 9, 2020

      • Meeting flyer

    • March 11, 2021

      • Speaker TBA

    • April 8, 2021

      • Speaker TBA

    • May 13, 2021

      • Speaker TBA

    • June 10, 2021?

      • Speaker TBA

Virtual Meeting Location:

  • Now via Zoom

  • Social Hour: 7-8 pm

  • Presentation: 8-9 pm

  • Please stay tuned to your email for the link or request the link from

Physical Meeting Location:

  • Note: Temporarily discontinued

  • DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons

  • Link to Google Maps: 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102

    • If entering address manually, McLean or Tysons address should now work, but please double-check your destination before starting your drive!

  • Transit: Hotel is within one-half mile of Tysons Corner Metro station

    • Sidewalk directions with CAUTION crossing International Dr.

  • Driving: Hotel is near I-495 and Rt. 123, and has free garage parking available

  • Our private meeting space is in the Overlook Room at the rear of the Social Cafe on the second floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

  • Social time is held the Tysons Social Tavern on the first floor of the DoubleTree Hotel.

DINNER Cost and RSVP - temporarily discontinued

  • Members and guests may attend any presentation after dinner for no charge

  • The optional three course dinner cost is discounted to $35 for members in good standing (having paid dues) and $45 for non-members, and is inclusive of coffee, tax and gratuity. Discounts are usually available for students.

  • Alcoholic beverages may be purchased in the private meeting room on a cash basis

  • Dinner service begins at 7 PM and we estimate that the presentation begins at about 8:15 PM. For attendees who arrive early, social time begins about 6 PM

  • To RSVP, please write to


Society Officers:

  • President: Kori Newman

  • First Vice-President: Joseph Durek

  • Second Vice-President: Karen Pearson

  • Secretary: Marc Buursink

  • Treasurer: Joe Bennett

  • SEG Liaison: Catherine Enomoto

for the 2020–21 Meeting Year