Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Asteroid Mining

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Event Time: 
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Description: 

Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2020 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit – Asteroid Mining (Part 3)

Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 2 - 3pm  Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific

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In the future, asteroids and dwarf planets in our solar system could become new sources for materials used in manufacturing, energy production, or supporting humans living in space. But before scientists and engineers can start mining, we as a society need to consider how mining asteroids might change our lives, now and into the future. This online workshop will cover the science behind the Asteroid Mining activity from the 2020 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit. After a brief overview of the activity and its resources, our guest presenter, Jim Bell, a planetary scientist and author in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, will speak about the science behind and social implications of asteroid mining.

Presenters

  • Max Cawley, Museum of Life and Science
  • Jeannie Colton, Arizona State University
  • Jim Bell, Arizona State University
Event Type: 
Educational
Webcast
Open to the General Public?: 
Yes
Topic: 
Asteroids & Comets,  Astronomy,  Universe
Event Location: 

Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave
DurhamNorth Carolina 27704
United States