6th Annual Robert Grosseteste Lecture in Astrophysics
Between Fire and Ice: A Public Lecture by Professor Don Kurtz
Our fragile Earth is delicately balanced between the fiery nuclear inferno at the heart of the Sun and the icy frigidity of the outer solar system. Join Professor Don Kurtz on an illustrated tour to see weird and wonderful moons, a continent-sized canyon, gigantic volcanoes, a hurricane bigger than Earth, a pure ice cliff higher than Mt. Everest, a place so cold that the air freezes and falls to the ground as snow, and spectacular pictures of alien environments. Hear about asteroid impacts and the death of the dinosaurs. Learn about the origin and evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, the runaway greenhouse effect on Venus, and the ultimate heat death of our own beautiful blue planet, Earth.
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