Great Balls of Fire! Asteroids, Comets, & Meteors

The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur-killer in Earth’s past, could humankind suffer the same fate? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from?

Join us for a fascinating discussion about these “Great Balls of Fire” with Bill Cloutier, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, amateur astronomer, and founding member of the John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford, Connecticut!

We’ll discover how asteroids and comets can help scientists understand our solar system’s past, inform the future of space travel, and our planet. We’ll even get up close and personal with several meteorites – including one containing material that predates the formation of the Earth!

Free! Registration Encouraged.