MPAS meeting October 2022

Society monthly meeting recorded on 20221019 at The Briars Mount Martha Observatory.

Meeting introduction and rundown of past month and upcoming events was given by the President, Dr. Peter Skilton.

The main talk was a public lecture by Prof. Alan Fitzsimmons, Astrophysicist, Queen’s University, Belfast, on the topic of “The Geology of Asteroids and Comets”. This talk was hosted on zoom by the Geological Society London on 20210630

Vice President, Mark Stephens, then presented “Sky for the Month”.

Other educational videos were shown by Peter Skilton as follows:

“Cross-section of Theia-Earth collision simulation with time shown”, by Dr. Jacob Kegerreis et al, Durham University and NASA Ames Research Centre 20221001. Audio is Evolution by bensound.com.

“Can a Moon Have a Moon?”, presented by Alex McColgan, Astrum YouTube channel.

“Bad News: Turns Out We Can’t Just Nuke an Asteroid”, presented by Anton Petrov, Whatdamath YouTube channel. Source: C.Mir, K.T.Ramesh & D.C.Richardson, Icarus Vol.321, 15 March 2019, p1013-1025.

“What Happened in Tunguska in 1908?”, presented by Anton Petrov, Whatdamath YouTube channel. Source: D.E.Khrennikov et al, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astron. Soc., Vol,493(1), 04 February 2020, p1344-1351.

A musical closure followed, showing a video of the latest simulation (20221001) of the Theia-Earth collision rendered in 3D, courtesy of Dr. Jacob Kegerreis et al, Durham University and NASA Ames Research Centre. Audio is Evolution by bensound.com.
Source: J.Kegerreis et al, Astrophysical J. Letters, 937(2), L40, 01 October 2022.