SCIENCE CAFÉCome to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.
November 2013 Science Café - SOLD OUT!
On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere, exploded, and fell to the ground across a wide swatch near the Ural Mountains in Russia. According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908—another impact in Siberia that left few eyewitnesses or clues.
Come to the NMPBS November Science Café, view a clip of NOVA Meteor Strike, and then join in a discussion with Dr. Mark Boslough of Sandia National Laboratories. Physicist and impact expert, Mark Boslough traveled to Russia with the NOVA crew after the impact, and has developed several simulations that he and other researchers have used to estimate the size of the meteor and the blast.
- Speaker: Dr. Mark Boslough of Sandia National Laboratories
- Date: Saturday November 23, 2013
- Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon
- Location: Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque
New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. Be more curious ... be more amazed ... come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café.
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