Open Dome Event - Asteroid Day 2017
30 June is Asteroid Day, a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet. Hear more about this global event by Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk Asteroids, out to get us?
- From: Friday 30 June 2017, 8 pm
- To: Friday 30 June 2017, 10 pm
- Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
- Booking deadline: Thursday 29 June 2017, 12.00 am
Asteroid day was created 2015 as a group of experts and interested individual including, Martin REss (Astronomer Royal), Brian May and Film Director Grigorij Richters, from 51 degrees North, to raise awareness of the threat asteroids pose to Earth. THe movement is also helping to find asteroids before they find us.
Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk Asteroids, out to get us will discuss the possible dangers asteroids pose. He will also the present the impact that they have had on Earth and our current thinking. This will be especially addressing the general panic and end of the world cries triggered by close an asteroid fly by.
Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.
The event will start at 8 pm with Dr D Brown's talk Asteroids, out to get us. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the summer sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.
If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.
Booking is required for this event.
Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.