The Birth of the Earth (Live-streamed Astronomy Talk)

Fri, Apr 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The comfort of your own home!

Audience: General Audience
Admission: Pay-what-you-can. 



Our solar system condensed from the ashes of exploded dead stars about 5 Billion years ago. Gas and dust in the galaxy, enriched by the heavier elements produced by supernova explosions and neutron star collisions, began to collapse under its own gravity, nudged by shockwaves from explosive events. However, current models of the formation of the sun and planets suggest a more chaotic and violent process than previously believed shaped the current state of our solar system. Rick Wallace will discuss some of the recent theories for the formation of the solar system, including the formation of the Earth, sun, and moon, at this special Earth Month astronomy talk.

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Register now through PEEC's website! You will receive an email with a link to join the broadcast. We will be using the online platform called Zoom. You don't need to create an account, but you will need the free Zoom app (click here to download). The Zoom invitation will provide simple instructions for downloading the app and joining the live-stream.

Admission: Pay-what-you-can.