Science Under the Dome
Join us Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 PM as Professor Claude Pruneau, Wayne State University (WSU) Physicist and WSU Planetarium Director, presents:
Perils from Space
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|The recent impact of a large meteor in Russia on February 15, 2013, reminds us that the Universe is a very dangerous place. Large impacts are relatively infrequent but they do happen! I will present a survey of large meteoritic impacts on Earth and discuss the origins of these large objects. I will also present a summary of efforts conducted nationally and internationally to detect potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), i.e. asteroids with orbits that bring them periodically near Earth. I will conclude with a brief discussion of techniques envisioned to avert or mitigate the effects of potential impacts. - Claude Pruneau|
A copy of the event poster is available here.
The Wayne State Planetarium is dedicated to the promotion of science. We are proud to feature a series of free public lectures covering modern topics in science.