How Likely is an Asteroid to Ruin Your Day?

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9 May, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Hall COSMOS in association with A1
students 8-12 grade, adults

As individuals we should not worry about a large asteroid impact because chances are so low in our lifetimes. However, as a civilization we MUST do something. Devastating impacts have happened (e.g., dinosaur extinction) and will happen again if we do nothing. Fortunately, there is considerable international collaboration on defending Earth against asteroid impacts. Explore the answers to these and many other questions with Dr. Humberto Campins, an international expert on asteroids, especially those that can threaten Earth with an impact, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission member.
In English.
In partnership with the Embassy of the USA.

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Dr.  Humberto Campins is an international expert on asteroids, especially those that can threaten Earth with an impact. He is Pegasus Professor of Physics and Astronomy and head of the Planetary Science group at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He was a 2021-2022 Jefferson Science Fellow and served as science advisor at the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He is a member of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, which delivered the asteroid sample back to Earth in 2023. He also works on European Space Agency projects, including the Euclid, Gaia and Hera missions.

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Начален час / Start

18.30

Място / Venue

Sofia Tech Park, Cosmos Hall in association with A1

Град / City

Sofia

Подходящо за / Suitable for

8-12 grade, adults

Език / Language

English

Цена / Price

free