Presenter: Dr. Alex Storrs, Towson University.
Abstract: We live in a cosmic shooting gallery—the Earth gets about 100 tons heavier each day from dust from interplanetary space, but this is just the tail of the population: it scales up to near-Earth asteroids a km or more across. While the dust grains make a brief flash in the sky we call a meteor or shooting star, the larger bodies can cause real damage. We will investigate whats out there, what we know and don’t know, and what we can possibly do about it.
Telescope viewing after the planetarium show, weather permitting.
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Smith Hall, Room 521
Towson University, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252, USA