Find out about the ongoing word-wide search for potentially hazardous asteroids and learn how robotic telescopes are used to track them. Jay Tate (The Spaceguard Centre) and Dr Andrew Newsam (Liverpool John Moores University) explain the risk that asteroids and comets pose to the Earth and human existence.
Learn how you could be involved in this search, and help prevent the sort of disaster that made dinosaurs a thing of the past.
- 6.30pm Doors Open: refreshments available
7.00pm Talk: Jay Tate - Director of the Spaceguard Centre
7.45pm Break: refreshments available, various exhibits including meteorites and robotic telescope systems.
8.15pm Talk: Dr Andrew Newsam - Liverpool John Moores University
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