First Rocket City Science Cafe speaker set: Bill Cooke, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Meteoroid Environments Office Lead
Topic: Fire Over Russia - The Great Chelyabinsk Meteor of 2013
On February 15, at 9:20 AM local time, a fireball brighter than the Sun lit up the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The fireball was caused by a small asteroid, about 60 feet in diameter, entering Earth's atmosphere at a speed of over 40,000 mph and breaking into fragments about 20 miles above the surface. The presentation will give details on this extraordinary, once in 75 year occurrence, and how it may mark a turning point in the study of objects capable of colliding with Earth.
When: August 6,[masked] pm
Where: Below the Radar
220 Holmes Ave. N.E. Huntsville, AL 35801