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Order from Chaos, then Chaos from Order: Dust, Planets and Meteorites

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19:00 – 21:00 16 Jun 2014
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St Peter’s School, York, YO30 6AB

Speakers: Prof. Monica Grady

Abstract: Around 4567 million years ago, a swirling cloud of gas and dust collapsed, and from the chaos emerged an ordered system: a star (the Sun) orbited by a series of planets and their satellites (the Solar System). The Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter, is part of the Solar System, and is the place from where thousands of chunks of rock and metal are launched every year. Some of the bits of asteroid land on Earth – leaving chaos in their wake.

In her talk, Professor Monica Grady will explore how the Solar System formed, and what we can learn about this from meteorites. Along the way, she will consider just why the dinosaurs became extinct, and the importance of keeping penguin feathers out of Antarctic ice.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Light refreshments provided.

To reserve tickets please email: events@stpetersyork.org.uk or phone 01904 527300

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Sponsored by: Institute of Physics Yorkshire Branch
Organised by: St. Peter's School York
Contact details: David Morris
events@stpetersyork.org.uk
01904 527300

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