Monthly Talk: Asteroids, Comets and the Death of the Dinosaurs

Martin Lunn MBE FRAS joins us on Wednesday 29th March for his talk on things that make the Earth go Ouch.

The Earth is near missed virtually every day by asteroids or lumps or rock, and some small ones do hit the Earth to be seen as spectacular fireballs burning up in the atmosphere. A fifty metre wide comet hit the Earth in 1908 over Siberia, destroying over 80 million trees. Sixty five million years ago a six mile wide asteroid crashed into the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. When will the next one be?

The venue is the Herschel Museum of Astronomy although Martin will be joining us via Zoom from Earby, Lancashire. Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

For non-members,