I’m talking about asteroids vs dinosaurs at the Alf Museum tomorrow

April 13, 2018

Already posted this on SV-POW!, but I reckon there might be a few folks who check this blog but not the other.

If you are within striking distance of Claremont, come watch me cross the streams of my amateur and professional careers as I talk about the intersection of astronomy and paleontology. And if you can’t make it in person, check out the livestream on the Raymond M. Alf Museum page on Facebook. Show starts Saturday, April 14, at 2:30 PM PDT. https://www.facebook.com/AlfMuseum/

UPDATE: here’s the video of the talk.


  1. I enjoyed your presentation. The air pressure breaking up the meteors is analogous to electroshockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) we use to break up kidney and ureteral stones.

    P.S.: If you charge some nominal $ the room would be quieter.

  2. Thanks for the kind words.

    People did have to pay a nominal admission fee to be there. The room was full of parents and kids because it was one of the Alf Museum’s family discovery days. Sorry if the livestream was noisy – those are the risks of the outreach business.

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