Asteroids were at one time called the vermin of the sky. Today, we think they could hold secrets to the beginning of the solar system, the source of water and organics on Earth, and even act as filling stations for future space travelers. All along the way, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has been a pioneer in the discovery and study of these important members of the solar system family.
Ed Beshore, deputy principal investigator of the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, will present "What's Up With All the Talk About Asteroids?" Come learn about asteroids, how they formed, what they tell us about our own origins and why they are so interesting.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking in University surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Do not park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1 per hour.