Will the sky fall upon our heads?
By Pedro Machado, of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA)
The skies have an intense traffic: asteroids, comets and space debris… Some of these bodies may collide with Earth. How can we study them and secure our future?
Where do these small and obscure bodies come from? What disturbs their elusive orbits and throw them in all directions? Let’s talk about all these questions on a journey into the gloomy side of the Solar System.
After the public talk, there will be a music and effects show projected on the planetary dome, and observations of the night sky will run continuously until midnight, if weather conditions allow.
Although the entrance is free of charge, the access to the activity requires a registration here.
Due to the growing audience attending our activities and the fact that some people give up without notice, an email will be sent asking for confirmation. The lack of a reply within 48 hours after the reception of this confirmation request will be taken as a dropout and the registration will be cancelled. For this reason, please check your email inbox regularly in order to confirm your attendance in the activity.
The observation of the night sky depends on the weather conditions. As this is run outside, we recommend the use of warm clothes.
The talk is given regardless of the observations. The Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium will open its doors half an hour before the event starts.
The public talk is given in Portuguese.
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LocationPlanetário Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro Ciência Viva
Museu de Marinha
Praça do Império
How to get there
GPS – 38.698140, -9.208919
714, 727, 28, 729, 751 e 201
Estação fluvial de Belém ( Transtejo)