FIRE AND ICE: THE EARTH’S SPECIAL PLACE
Professor Don Kurtz, Centre for Space Research, Physics Department, North-West University, South Africa
Monday 22–Friday 26 January 9.15 am COURSE FEES R550; Staff and students R275
The Earth is delicately balanced between the fiery inferno of the Sun and the icy frigidity of the outer solar system. It is truly a special place to live. But is it the only place with life in the solar system? Could there be life on Venus, Mars and the moons of Jupiter? Will crashing asteroids be the end of humans, or might we last until the death of the Sun billions of years in the future? These richly illustrated, multi-media lectures will show the stunning variety and beauty of the solar system as you have never seen it before.
- Between fire and ice: the Earth’s special place
- Venus: Earth’s evil twin
- Fear and panic: the hurtling moons of Barsoom
- Juno at Jupiter