The Science of Armageddon
FRAS, Director, the Spaceguard Centre and the National Near Earth Objects Information Centre
The Earth has a long and violent history of collisions with extra-terrestrial objects such as asteroids and comets, causing mass extinctions and severe changes to global climate and geography. Many smaller impacts, such as the Chelyabinsk event as recently as 2013, have caused considerable damage. In his talk Tate will analyse the nature and extent of the Near Earth Object (NEO) hazard, how it can be dealt with, and give an up to date account of what is currently being done to address the most significant long term natural threat to the Earth’s ecosystem.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served from 7pm and the lecture will start at 7:30pm. The theatre entrance can be found on the A340 Basingstoke to Newbury road,
just before the Heath End Roundabout at Tadley. Do not use the main gate entrance;
the correct gate is signposted as the West Gate or AWE Staff + Deliveries (picture of a
The lecture is open to all, including children and non-members. Please reply to IOP.Lectures@awe.co.uk if you wish to attend so that the correct amount of refreshments can be arranged.
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