The earth is constantly affected by small and larger bits of the other bodies of the solar system – a total of approximately 75,000 tonnes per year. Most pieces are small, but at times we are hit by km-big asteroids. Over the past 50 years, over 200 craters have been found on earth that testify to the bombarde we are still exposed to. At least one of the fallout has had a decisive impact on the development of life on Earth. Another crater that the lecture holder recently helped to discover in N-Greenland may have had a recent impact on the development of both climate and life.
In the lecture, Henning Haack will tell you about the history of the Earth's meteor craters can tell and what to do to avoid future catastrophic impacts.
After the lecture, the Hans Christian Ørsted Medal is distributed to an inspiring secondary school teacher within the circle of Snuff.
Remember that our lectures are open to everyone and no registration is necessary.