Discussion on Earth-asteroid collisions will be part of May 10 event


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –People worried about an Earth-asteroid collision might want to hear what science educator Thomas Tretter has to say in a May 10 talk, “Asteroids: Finding Them Before They Find Us.”

    The free talk begins at 7 p.m. and will be accompanied by a visual tour and is part of a family-friendly 2013 National Astronomy Day celebration at the University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. Tretter is the planetarium’s director.

    Guests who stay for the 8 pm. Skies Over Louisville show in the dome and star gazing at 9 p.m. in the courtyard, weather permitting, will pay $5 (free for planetarium members).

    Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a Celestron telescope, valued at $149, to be given away the following week. Other prizes will be given away during the celebration.

    For more information call 502-852-6664 or see louisville.edu/planetarium.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.