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Programs and Events in the Greenbelt Message Board › New Meetup: An Afternoon Out of This World!: NASA Lunar Rocks and Meteorites

New Meetup: An Afternoon Out of This World!: NASA Lunar Rocks and Meteorites

Jessica R. K.
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Staten Island, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for Programs and Events in the Greenbelt!

What: An Afternoon Out of This World!: NASA Lunar Rocks and Meteorites

When: Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 PM

Where: Greenbelt Nature Center
700 Rockland Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314

Join us for An Aftewrnoon that is Out of ths World on Monday January 17th from 1pm-3pm:

From 1pm-2pm, Professor Irving Robbins, Director of the astrophysical Observatory at the College of Staten Island-CUNY will present “Asteroid and Comet Lunar Impact Craters with Consequences for Planet Earth:” A discussion of the nature of craters on the Moon and Earth. The realization and discovery that Earth craters have given rise to massive life extinctions in the Earth’s history. The most famous of these is the demise of the large dinosaurs by an impact event. From 2pm-3pm Dr. Alan I. Benimoff, Ph.D. full-time faculty member at the College of Staten Island, who did his thesis on lunar rocks years ago at Brooklyn College, will be presenting “The Nature and Origin of the Moon:” Geology of the moon with emphasis on the nature of lunar rocks and meteorites. The lunar surface reveals the history of the moon in the solar system and its relationship to planet Earth. Registration strongly recommended. Call (718)351-3450 or e-mail

....or visit the samples up and close and personal every Saturday and Sunday from Jan. 16 to Jan. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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