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It Came From Outer Space: What the Dinosaurs Didn’t Know

Some people like dinosaurs. Some people like space. The two came together one fateful day 65 million years ago!

June 23 at Noon

All Ages
60 minutes
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Dinosaurs likely grab our attention in part because some grew to such large sizes. It’s a bit ironic that their extinction has been tied to an object so insignificant on the cosmic scale that they’re often left off of children’s solar system lunch boxes.

The main culprit in the demise of the dinosaurs: an asteroid. These space rocks don’t shine like stars, they don’t have the instant recognition of planets, and can’t even muster the popularity of most dwarf planets. But asteroids carry important clues about the solar system’s past, they’ve made their mark on Earth’s history, and they could still alter our future.

Join us as we explore the science of asteroids, what they can tell us about our place in the universe, and how humanity is trying to avoid the dinosaurs’ fate: a visit from a space rock they didn’t see coming.

  • What: "It Came From Outer Space: What the Dinosaurs Didn’t Know," presented by Justin Bartel, Immersive Experience Manager, Science Museum of Virginia
  • When: Wednesday, June 23, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.

It Came From Outer Space
A live & free virtual presentation