RASC Regular Meeting
TELUS World of Science
Note: Location Change! This meeting will occur in the IMAX Theatre.
FREE and open to the public.
7:00 PM Pre-meeting mix and mingle.
7:30 PM Guest Speaker
Dr. Erin Walton
Steen River Impact Structure
Impact cratering is now recognized as a widespread geologic process that has modified all planetary objects with a solid surface. Meteorite impact structures, the holes made when an asteroid or comet collides with a larger solid object at or near cosmic velocity, are one of the most common geological landforms on all the rocky terrestrial planets (except Earth and to a lesser extent Venus), asteroids, dwarf planets, and many of the rocky moons and icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter. In this talk Dr. Erin Walton will give a general overview of the impact cratering process using the Steen River Impact Structure (SRIS) as an example.