"Death from the Skies!"
How will the world end? If Hollywood answers the question, expect
terrifying yet unrealistic explanations. But reality can be stranger
than fiction as renowned astronomer Phil Plait will illustrate at our
April 27th Science Unwrapped.
Dr. Plait, author of the best-selling book "Death from the Skies: The Science Behind the End of the World" and Discover Magazine's popular "Bad Astronomy" blog,
will take us on a thrilling exploration of possible apocalyptic
scenarios. Will a coronal mass ejection and solar flares knock out half
the Earth's power and leave millions in the cold? Will a huge asteroid
strike the Earth and send us the way of the dinosaurs? Perhaps our
planet will be sucked into a giant black hole. Scariest of all could be
supernovae close enough to cause mass extinction.
Join us at 7 pm in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.
astronomer and author,
Discover Magazine's "Bad Astronomy" blog