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.