RASC Regular Meeting
June 8, 2015
Steen River Impact Structure

Impact Crater in Mars Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Impact Crater on Mars
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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
MacEwan University
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.

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Saskatchewan Summer Star Party
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
August 12-16, 2015

Registration for the 2015 Saskatchewan Summer Star Party (SSSP) is now open! Registration is by mail, just print the registration form, fill it out and mail it in along with a personal cheque.

Early registration ends July 7th. Register by then to assure the availability of shirts and banquets.

A tentative schedule for the event can be found on the second page of the registration form. For further information please visit the SSSP website.