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Sunday, April 28 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Meteorites, Movies and Mysteries: The Truth Behind These Enigmatic Rocks from Space

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Movies are wonderful places for us to suspend our disbelief and dream of other worlds and possibilities. However, if we believed everything we saw in movies, we would think meteorites are explosive, radioactive, ooze alien life, or even give us super powers. Of course, Superman might beg to differ. Yet the science revealed by meteorites is almost as exciting as the fiction. Like a modern Indiana Jones, meteorite scientists travel all over the world from deserts of Northwest Africa to the frozen plains of Antarctica collecting samples. These little rocks from space tell us about our origins, and possibly what lies ahead. Join me as we discuss the fantasy and reality of meteorite science through science fiction and cutting edge research as we address some of the myths and look at the exciting realities behind these fascinating space rocks.

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Andy Caldwell

Astronomy and Geology Faculty Member, Front Range Community College
Andrew Caldwell is a full-time astronomy and geology faculty member at Front RangeCommunity College-Larimer Campus. He also conducts open house nights for Stargazer andSunlight Peak Observatories. His interest in astronomy began early, growing up near Kiowawith night skies well away... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
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