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4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059


Meetings are 7:30 pm the first Monday of each Month at:
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059

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Date: July 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: GMS Building
Speaker: Bill Montante
Topic: Anatomy of a Meteor Impact – The Ries Crater

More than 14 million years ago, an extraordinary extra-terrestrial event occurred that altered the landscape surrounding the German city of Nordlingen. A puzzle for centuries, it was not until 1960 that two scientists pieced together the clues to this mystery; a science detective story that forever changed our understanding of impact features on planet Earth. Our speaker, Bill Montante, will reconstruct the history of this crater, what those scientists discovered, its unique geology, and discuss how the Ries impact crater reshaped our awareness and concerns of future threats from outer space.

Tom Batcha
Vice President of Programs and Special Events Chair

General meetings are usually on the first Monday of the month. If this date falls on a holiday, the general meeting will be on the THIRD Monday of the month. In June, the annual picnic and auction replaces the general meeting and is held on a Saturday.

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