October 11, 2012
Among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers, Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career he has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology, and he is a pioneer in the early use of deep-diving submarines. Mr. Ballard's lecture will focus on his discovery and exploration of the R.M.S. Titanic, whose tragic sinking occurred 100 years ago in 1912.
As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fatal voyage, Ballard will speak about his expedition which lead to the discovery of one of the most famous shipwrecks in all history.