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Astronomy Open Night
Start Date: 5/3/2013Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 5/3/2013

Event Description

Speaker:
Michael Zingale
Topic: When Asteroids Attack!

Recently a meteor blast over Russia caused a lot of damage and even some injuries. Where did it come from? And what dangers lie ahead? In this talk we will talk about the origin of asteroids and comets---the leftover debris from the formation of the solar system, and what they tell us about the solar system. We'll explore the history of impacts on the planets (including earth) and discuss the dangers of, and potential solutions to, a future terrestrial impact.

Dr. Michael Zingale is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in Stony Brook's department of Physics and Astronomy. This is his seventh year at Stony Brook, coming most recently from a postdoctoral position at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His research is in modeling stellar explosions and the basic physics therein, and he is an expert in numerical hydrodynamics.

Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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