Impacts from Space
Lars Lundehave Hansen
Approximately 75.000 tons of natural space debris hit the Earth every year at speeds up to an incredible 70 km/s. Most of this debris is in the form of small particles that result in beautiful shooting stars, when they burn up in the upper atmosphere. Other impacts result in the fall of meteorites that allow us to study the origin and evolution of our Solar system. Very large impacts are fortunately quite rare - but they have happened many times in the past and will also take place in the future unless we find clever ways to avoid them.
Henning Haack, who is responsible for the Danish meteorite collection, will tell us about things that hit the Earth - what are they, what has happened in the past and what could happen in the future?
After a possible impact, one will be able to enjoy chilled cocktails and the soundscapes of Lars Lundehave Hansen, artist and electronic musician. The usual works of Lundehave are often constructions, making a point of being constructions, that emit or react to sounds or noise, as they attempt to explore the relations between timbre / room and action / reaction.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:45. Organised by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.