Asteroid Day LIVE

Join the National Space Centre and special guest Dr Katherine Joy from the University of Manchester for a LIVE Q&A session answering all your questions about asteroids.

When: FREE - Tue 30-Jun-2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Price: £0.00 (Adults £0.00 / Children £0.00 )

Join the National Space Centre and special guest Dr Katherine Joy from the University of Manchester for a LIVE Q&A session answering all your questions about asteroids.

Suitable for schools, those who are home teaching or anybody who wants to know more about asteroids.

You can post questions in advance on the Asteroid Day LIVE Facebook event page in advance and we will be taking live questions throughout the session.

Asteroid Day
Asteroid Day is a dynamic awareness and educational program to inspire the world about asteroids – their role in the formation of our solar system, how we can use their resources, how asteroids can pave the way for future exploration and finally how we can protect our planet from asteroid impacts.

Asteroid Day events are held on 30 June each year to mark the anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska impact.

Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, Danica Remy, Rusty Schweickart and filmmaker Grig Richters. In 2016, the United Nations officially designated Asteroid Day as the international day of awareness and education about asteroids.

GUESTS

Dr Katherine Joy
A Reader in Earth Sciences at the University of Manchester. Katherine has studied lunar samples from the Apollo program as part of her research on meteorites and lunar science.

As a planetary scientist Katherine works with samples of asteroids found here on Earth and studies lunar rocks, to understand how the Moon’s surface has been shaped by impacting asteroids and comets throughout the past 4.5 billion years. She has visited Antarctica four times to find meteorites.

Sophie Allen
Sophie Allan, Head of Learning and Teaching at The National Space Academy will be answering your questions! Sophie develops physics programmes for the National Space Academy and UK and international schools.

She also helps to develop cross-curricular, careers, and skills focussed programmes and has led on the ESA – European Space Agency schools’ activities and guides such as astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima school experiments.

• EVENT LOCATION – On the National Space Centre’s Facebook Page
• HOW DO I JOIN – Just be on our page at 11:00. No registration needed.
• WHO IS THIS FOR – Anybody! If you have a space question you want answering, please join us. Suitable for young children, older children and adults.
• OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Do not follow third party links to any of our content. We do NOT charge for any of our live events or any other content we provide.

 

 

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