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25 Nov 2014 19:00

How to Find a Meteorite

The outer space and everything associated with it has fascinated the mankind ever since the ancient times. Czech geologist and geophysicist Günther Kletetschka, who investigated the fallen meteorite found in Russia last year, will speak about meteorites, his work at NASA and other things extraterrestrial. The lecture will be introduced by an excerpt from the film ‘Wonders of the Universe: Stardust’ and followed by an open discussion with the audience.

In 2013 Günther  Kletetschka was investigating the falling of the immense Chelyabinsk meteorite in Russia. Within two weeks of its landing, the international team from the Czech Republic was on site, investigating a rare opening in ice on the lake Chebarkul. Unusual circumstances triggered second expedition during the summer that lead to final meteorite retrieval and questions about its origin.

Wonders of the Universe: Stardust is a part of the 2011 television series produced by the BBC, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel, hosted by physicist Professor Brian Cox. The second episode, entitled Stardust, discusses the elements of which all living things, including humans, are made of. Brian Cox explores the beginnings of the universe and the origins of humanity, going far back in time to look at the process of stellar evolution.

Dr. Günther Kletetschka worked at NASA, NIST, LBNL Charles University in Prague, Catholic University of America, Delaware University, Howard University in Washington DC, University of Minnesota, National Research Council of USA and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He serves on NASA scientific panels for NASA's research opportunities. He teaches geophysics courses and publishes in many scientific journals (Nature, Nature Geoscience, Rejuvenation Research, PNAS, and many others). He is interested in popularization of science.

Cosy Science
A London based Science Café organizing public lectures and talks every last Tuesday of the month at The Cittie of Yorke (22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BN). Cosy Science is based on the idea of meeting and sharing ideas between scientists and the public in a friendly environment. Attractively presented topics are discussed in informal gatherings over a beer or a glass of wine. A game or quiz related to the topic follows as a fun way of testing knowledge.

This event is FREE. With complimentary drinks and nibbles



Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BN


25 Nov 2014 19:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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