Chris Talpas, who is the librarian at RASC Hamilton Centre will give a talk on: The Impact Threat from Near Earth Objects Chris Talpas will be presenting the talk in the Royal Canadian Legion in Waterdown. Near Earth Objects which include asteroids and comets can cross Earth’s orbital path and potentially collide with our planet. The talk will highlight a number of past impacts, discuss the frequency of these events as well as the search efforts underway to discover and track them. Finally a number of options will be presented to avert significant impacts.
Clear Sky Clock
- A Flag Shaped Aurora over SwedenIt appeared, momentarily, like a 50-km tall banded flag.
- Shadow of a Martian RobotWhat if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't
- Diamond Rings and Baily s BeadsNear the March 20 equinox the cold clear sky over Longyearbyen,
- NGC 2403 in CamelopardalisMagnificent island universe
- A Flag Shaped Aurora over Sweden
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