Near Earth Objects. Protecting our civilisation from the next major impact 2nd evening. (28th Oct 2017)

Start time: 20:00

Location: Seething Observatory

Host: Chris Greenfield

It's just over 4 years since the 20 metre wide asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 40,000 mph before exploding at a height of about 18 miles above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.

It's known that NEOs will continue to hit the Earth at irregular intervals in the future. In this talk, supported by the NEOShield-2 Project, Chris Greenfield will discuss the threats and the science and technology for Near Earth Object impact prevention. 

Doors open at 7:30 with talks starting at 8:00, unless the room fills up earlier, in which case the talk will start sooner and depending on numbers likely to be repeated. Talks vary in length but generally last approximately 40 minutes and are aimed at those with a general interest in astronomy. We will tweet if there is likely to be an additional talk. 

Admission is Adults £3.00 Adult members £2.00 All Children £1.50 there is no need to pre book, just turn up on the night. 

Refreshments are available and there will be a chance to observe through the telescopes, if the skies are clear and members with be on hand to answer your astronomy queries. Children are welcome (recommend from about 8 years upwards).

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by Shaun Reynolds