Jay Tate presents some out of this world findings!
In a follow up talk to one given in 2010, Jay Tate - Director of the Spaceguard Centre will explain:
* the nature of asteroids
* the reason why we need to monitor them
* and how in October 2008 one was discovered that would impact the Earth the following day!
Doors open at 07:30 (soft drinks available). Talk begins at 07:45
In October 2008 an asteroid was discovered that we knew would impact with the Earth the following day. In the history of asteroid detection and follow-up, this is the only asteroid that has ever been found, tracked and then recovered on the ground.
As part of this talk you will be able to find out more about asteroids and meteorites, and even get your hands on some of these space rocks.