Weird Climates: Atmospheres of out Solar System by Dr Colin Goldblatt

Feb
05
When: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203


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VIU SCIENCE & TECH COMMUNITY LECTURE
Weird Climates: Atmospheres of our Solar System and Beyond
Dr Colin Goldblatt

ABSTRACT: It just so happens that we live on a temperate planet, with air we can
breathe ‐ or does it? What about a global desert, liquid methane rain, or clouds of
sulphuric acid, or total ice cover? Those are Mars, Titan, Venus and Europa in our
solar system. Or a permanent day side and night side of the planet, like exoplanets
we will find soon? Or an orange sky, as Earth might have had in the past? I’ll explore
some of the strange atmospheres of some of our neighbours and talk about how
they help us understand the past, present, and future of Earth.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:00 ‐ 8:00 pm
Refreshments: 6:45 pm
Vancouver Island University, Arts and Sciences Building 355, Room 203

For more information, contact tim.stokes@viu.ca


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