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Close Encounters of the Asteroid Kind

Asteroid striking Earth

SCIENCE LECTURE:   Close Encounters of the Asteroid Kind

Thursday, February 14, 2013    7:00 p.m.

In February, a small asteroid will pass approximately 15,000 miles from the planet's surface.  In commemoration of this "near-miss," USM's asteroid expert Dr. Julie Ziffer presents a lecture about Potentially Hazardous Asteroids that veer close to our home planet.

asteroid

How do astronomers track these objects?   How much advance warning will be have before one strikes us?   Can we prevent an impact?

Join us for the year's second science lecture.

Refreshments will be served.

Admission by donation.

Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information.

 

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