The RU Planetarium's Spring 2014 marquee features two thrilling science adventures.
Through Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the RU Planetarium, in Curie Hall in 43, will be showing "Impact Earth."
According to Planetarium Director Rhett Herman, "Impact Earth" is about meteors, meteorites, asteroids, and comets with results of recent NASA missions."Impact Earth" explores the dangers flying space objects can pose to life on Earth and shows the effects of collisions like the Chixulub and Tunguska events and the Pallasite impact that resulted in the Brenham meteorite fall. "Impact Earth" follows asteroid hunters who seek new objects in the solar system and how ground penetrating radar is used to find meteorites that have survived to the Earth's surface. Narrated by astronaut Tom Jones, the film explores the ways humans might try to deflect an asteroid or comet that is on a collision course with Earth.