Asteroid impacts! Cometary debris! Extinction level events! These are the ways the world might end, and these are the topics of “Death from the Skies!”, a scientifically based but fun look at giant impacts from cosmic objects. Phil Plait — astronomer, author, and blogger — talks about how these events have shaped our history, how they may do so again, and why Hollywood always seems to get them wrong. And lest you think it’s all doom and gloom, Plait goes into details on how we might prevent the next great impact from ruining our whole day.
Presenter Dr. Phil Plait earned his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, worked as a NASA contractor at the Goddard Space Flight Center, working with the Hubble Space Telescope.
This event begins at 7 p.m. but arrive early to secure your beer, grub, and a seat! Tickets for this special Science Pub are $20 – by tickets online or at McMenamins box offices.