We grew up learning that the most important members of our solar system were the Sun and the (8 or 9) planets.
The other "debris", i.e., meteorites, comets, and asteroids, were considered no more than incidental, unimportant oddities.
In this talk, Patrick Lestrade will expose the great significance of these vagabonds, not only to human culture, but to the beginning of life on Earth, as well as perhaps our end.
Lestrade, a former member of the NOSHA Board of Directors, has a Ph.D. in Space Physics from Rice University and a Certificate of French Language from Universite' d'Aix-Marseille. He retired in 2012 as a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University. He holds dual U.S. and Irish citizenship. Lover of everything French (except salad dressing).
To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.
If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.
For more information about this event, please check our website at www.nosha.info or contact [masked]
All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.