Asteroids, meteorites and dangers to life on Earth to be focus of upcoming New Discoveries Lecture at ASU

February 15, 2016

Through its history, the Earth has been bombarded by extraterrestrial material ranging from dust-sized particles to objects large enough to destroy cities and cause mass extinctions. And we are still under attack.  

Laurence Garvie, Research Professor and Curator for ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU, will provide an update on this extraterrestrial material in his talk, “Asteroids, meteorites, and dangers to life on Earth” at 7:30 pm Feb. 18, in the ISTB4 building on the Tempe Campus. Laurence Garvie, Curator for the Center for Meteorite Studies Download Full Image

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the history of meteorites, how often they impact on Earth and the local and global threat of asteroids. 

The SESE New Discoveries Lecture Series brings exciting scientific work to the general public in a series of informative evening lectures, each given by a member of the SESE faculty once a month throughout the spring.

Additional lectures in this series will be presented on March 17, by Hilairy Hartnett, associate professor and biochemist; and on April 28 by Ariel Anbar, President’s Professor and astrobiologist.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Marston Exploration Theater, located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) (map) on the Tempe Campus, RSVP to reserve a seat. Parking is available at the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4.

Karin Valentine

Media Relations & Marketing manager, School of Earth and Space Exploration


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Students find More to Explore on ASU's campuses

February 15, 2016

Prospective students get the chance to experience what ASU has to offer during choose-your-own-experience program

There are scores of campus tours available at Arizona State University throughout the year, but once a year there's a super-size event that gives prospective students an inside look at what being a Sun Devil is like.

More to Explore is a choose-your-own-experience visit program for high school and transfer students, who build their own schedules for the day. They can choose from academic, admission and financial-aid sessions; campus, housing and facility tours; Barrett, The Honors College information sessions and tours; and student engagement opportunities.

High school students who are admitted to Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe or West campus also have the opportunity to spend the night in a residence hall the previous night.

Here's a glimpse of More to Explore on the West campus in Glendale; see even more on the Futuresundevils Instagram account.