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Asteroid Day

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Cranbrook Institute of Science will host Asteroid Day on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. The family-friendly event is FREE with general museum admission.

In observance of International Asteroid Day, which takes place on June 30, 2019, visitors to the Institute of Science will learn how to identify meteorites, build asteroid models and can touch and interact with authentic meteorites from around the world.

This is an artist’s impression of a rocky and water-rich asteroid being torn apart by the strong gravity of the white dwarf star GD 61. Similar objects in our solar system likely delivered the bulk of water on Earth and represent the building blocks of the terrestrial planets. Link: NASA Press release

Visitors can learn more about the universe around us by attending a talk at 12:00 p.m. from NASA Solar System Ambassador, Bob Trembley, about the rapid increase in asteroid discovery and methods to protect Earth from asteroid impacts.

The Institute’s very own geologist, John Zawiskie, will also be giving an engaging talk on the remarkable origin of Libyan Desert Glass at 1:30 p.m.

 

All images are courtesy of the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

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Date:
June 29
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Website:
https://science.cranbrook.edu/visit/events/2019-06/asteroid-day

Venue

Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303
Website:
https://science.cranbrook.edu

Organizer

Cranbrook Institute of Science
Website:
https://science.cranbrook.edu

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