Lava flows from the specially modified furnace located at the Comstock Art Facility at Syracuse University.
The weather outside was frightful, but the lava pour was delightful.
Syracuse faculty and staff gathered together on a bitterly cold January evening to watch as Assistant Professor of Studio Arts Robert Wysocki and Professor of Earth Sciences Jeff Karson turned out 100 pounds of molten basalt rock onto the snow.
Lava poured into water basin.
The Syracuse University Lava Project demonstrated a lava pour as part of Saturday’s Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium. (Photos by Chase Guttman ’18)
Dozens of people gathered Saturday at the University’s Comstock Art Facility for an up-close look at a unique representation of a natural world occurrence.
The lava pour was part of the annual Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium (CNYESSS), organized and presented by the student-run Geology Club in the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more...
A lava pour is one of the events scheduled during the symposium.
Hundreds of people are converging at Syracuse University this weekend for its annual Central New York Earth Science Student Symposium (CNYESSS).
The daylong event takes place on Saturday, April 11, primarily in the Heroy Geology Laboratory. The symposium features research posters by graduate and undergraduate students from Syracuse, as well as Cornell University, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), SUNY Oswego, Jefferson Community College and other area institutions.
Lava thrown into the air
A really well produced segment on the lava fountain/cannon. 6:24 in length. The video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/124006639
The clip we were a part of for the BBC's Richard Hammond vehicle, "How to Build A Planet." Great photography...Syracuse University was not credited in anyway shape or form; depressing because we were not paid for the appearance and the whole affair of getting out and back from Southern California was not cheap. Anyway, its worth a look. The clip is 3 minutes in length.
To see the video visit https://vimeo.com/123423837
Wednesdays 9/8c on Science Channel
When a team pours molten lava onto ice, the results are surprising.
To see the video visit YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSmPqqZB3Q
Cooking steak over flowing lava
Bob Wysoki monitoring the pour
Cooking and science: water ice and dry ice.