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RAS PN 08/04: Impact-driven change in the Solar System: media invitation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 12:02
Published on Thursday, 10 January 2008 00:00
This Friday scientists will gather to discuss the way in which asteroid impacts have shaped our Solar System.
ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESS INFORMATION NOTE
Date: 10 January 2008                 For Immediate Release
Ref.: PN 08/04
 
Issued by:
Dr Robert Massey
RAS Press Officer
Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1J 0BQ
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RAS website: www.ras.org.uk

IMPACT-DRIVEN CHANGE IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: MEDIA INVITATION

On Friday 11 January, leading scientists will gather for a conference at the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) where they will present new results on how giant impacts have shaped the Earth, other planets, comets and asteroids in the Solar System.

Delegates will consider topics including the consequences of asteroid impacts for the terrestrial environment, the effect of Jupiter on the rates of these collisions and the significance of impacts for life on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe.

The meeting will run from 1030 to 1530 and will take place in the lecture theatre of the Royal Astronomical Society in Burlington House, off Piccadilly in London.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend and should present their credentials at the registration desk for free admission.
 
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Dr Robert Massey
Royal Astronomical Society
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Professor Mark Burchell (meeting co-chair)
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Dr Gareth Collins
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NOTES FOR EDITORS

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organizes scientific meetings, publishes international research and review journals, recognizes outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and outreach activities and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally. Its more than 3000 members (Fellows), a third based overseas, include scientific researchers in universities, observatories and laboratories as well as historians of astronomy and others.