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Death from the Skies

Monday March 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asteroid impacts! Cometary debris! Extinction level events! These are the topics covered in this science-based but fun look at giant impacts from cosmic objects. Dr. Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) talks about how these events have shaped our history, how they may do so again, and why Hollywood always seems to get them wrong. Lest you think it’s all doom and gloom, Dr. Plait details how we might prevent the next great impact from ruining our whole day. Talk is 7 p.m. at the Ferguson Center for the Arts Concert Hall, followed by a reception with Dr. Plait at the rooftop observatory of the Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, with night sky observing. Dress for the weather as telescope viewing will be available (weather permitting). Parking is available at Christopher Newport University at the parking deck or lot B. Tickets: $10. Purchase online (service fee applies), at the Museum or call 757-595-1900. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

Sponsoring Gateway: Virginia Living Museum

Cost: $10.00 per Event

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: Yes
 
Location: Ferguson Center Concert Hall
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606
 
Event Contact: Virginia Gabriele (757) 595-1900
 
For more information: http://thevlm.org/events/museum-events/


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