Monday, September 28th, 6 pm
The Hangar (formerly Amherst Brewing Company)
Missions to Space: Visiting a Comet, Pluto and (hopefully) Asteroids?
*What is a comet and why/how did we land on one?
*How are comets and asteroids different?
*Will we ever mine asteroids?
*What are we learning about Pluto?
*What is a dwarf planet?
*Will the earth be hit by an asteroid large enough to wipe out all humanity?
Tim Spahr, Ph.D., is the CEO of NEO Sciences LLC. He worked for nearly 15 years at the Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory as the Director of the MPC. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory after completing Ph.D. work at the University of Florida, with a specialty in computational celestial mechanics.
SciTech Cafe events are open all those with curious minds regardless age and background. Our events, prizes and snack are free, but donations are appreciated.
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