Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids & Meteors

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Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids & Meteors

October 4th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015
Newark Museum
49 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102
973-596-6529 | 973-642-0459

Event Description

The Newark Museum is proud to host Great Balls of Fire on its national tour. This thrilling new exhibit explores these questions and planetary science in a fun way by utilizing a variety of interactive multimedia and hands-on experiences.

While Asteroids and comets are popular subjects for movies like Armageddon and Deep Impact, they are also playing their own starring roles in scientific research. Over the past several years a small fleet of NASA probes and space telescopes have been exploring asteroids and comets. In 2013, more than a thousand people in Chelyabinsk, Russia were injured when an asteroid exploded in the air above their city. With all this interest and excitement, asteroids and comets are compelling subjects for an exhibition.

Come learn about these fascinating objects in a fun and engaging way.