Online Open Dome - Impacts on Jupiter
Can we see objects like asteroids or comets impacting other planets? Can we see these events live? Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk In a Blink of an Eye - Impacts on Jupiter where he will give us an overview of impacts we can and have observed in our solar system and ongoing projects to capture them.
- From: Thursday 30 September 2021, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 30 September 2021, 9 pm
- Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
- Booking deadline: Thursday 30 September 2021, 8.00 pm
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Shooting stars are a beautiful sight to behold. But can we see such things on other planets? Or can we even see larger objects like asteroids or comets impacting other planets?
When we observe other planets and our Moon we come across huge craters caused by impacts on these solar system bodies. There are thousands of such examples. We should be able to spot such events happening live on other planets. And we have! Jupiter is a striking example of such an event. But it happens quite often including recently 13 September 2021 and was observed by an amateur astronomer. Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk In a Blink of an Eye - Impacts on Jupiter where he will give us an overview of impacts we can and have observed in our solar system and ongoing projects to capture them.
While we are preparing the full return to in person events, this event is not taking place as a public NTU event. However, Dr D Brown (NTU) will provide an online talk on this topic to everyone who is booked onto this event. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who has booked in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.