ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
This month at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center was all about meteors, asteroids, and comets. We took a close look at these 'Solar System Leftovers' in detail. What they are, where they come from, what the're made of, how to tell the difference, what happens when they hit our planet, and why astronomers are so interested in learning more about them. It was surprising to find just how many craters on earth are still visible from large strikes in the past! The cloudy sky prevented telescope viewing, but it gave us a chance to stay afterwards answering questions and discussing the wonders of the night sky. Next month's event is 'Pluto: Planet or Not?' Friday, 29 Dec, 6:30PM.