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CSC: Death from the Skies

September 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Coastal Senior College Presents: Death from the Skies

Tuesdays, 10:00 – Noon

Classes will run from September 24 – October 29, No Class October 22

The universe is a dangerous place and our Earth is a fragile home.  If an asteroid can wipe out the dinosaurs, what would a nearby supernova do to human civilization?  We will explore the astronomical facts, not fiction, of the cosmic perils that threaten our planet, and estimate the odds of surviving to the end of the course. We will use as a reference the book: Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End by Philip Plait. Class Limit: 50

Instructor Ted Williams is a retired professional astronomer, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Rutgers University, former director of the South African Astronomical Observatory, researcher in observational extra-galactic astronomy, and development of astronomical instrumentation.

Skidompha Library, Porter Hall, Damariscotta

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September 24, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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