Friday, March 13, 2015

Phil Plait coming to CNU

The Bad Astronomer Phil Plait is coming to CNU and the Virginia Living Museum on Monday March 16, 7p.m.


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. And 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. The talk, sponsored by the Virginia Living Museum, will be at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, Christopher Newport University, at 7 p.m. followed by a reception with Dr. Plait at the Virignia Living Museum’s rooftop Abbitt Observatory with night sky observing. Dress for the weather as telescope viewing will be available (weather permitting). $10. Purchase at 757-595-1900 or (service fee) in advance, tickets will not be available at the door.

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