Planetarium

Science Lecture: Near Earth Asteroid Encounters

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

February 14, 2013   7:00 p.m.   "NEAR EARTH ASTEROID ENCOUNTERS" Professor Julie Ziffer, USM Physics Department

An asteroid veers close to Earth this month.   USM Physics professor and asteroid expert Dr. Julie Ziffer discusses the asteroids that venture close to our home planet.   How much do we know about these PHA's (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids)?   Could we prevent any from striking Earth?   Join us for this fascinating presentation about near-Earth asteroid encounters

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