Asteroids: Bombs & Bread from the Heavens at the Moorpark College Forum – This Friday

Friday, September 20th 2019 from 7:15 to 9:30 pm

Dennis Willett of VCAS will talk about how asteroids have contributed to life and death on our planet, how we might protect ourselves, and eventually exploit these “menaces” for their minerals.

 Don’t miss this exciting Talk and Presentation.

Admission and Parking are FREE

7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark 93021

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Bio: Dennis Willett became enamored with astronomy when he discovered Sky and Telescope magazine in the junior high school library in Riverside California. Dennis built a 4.25-inch reflector from an Edmund Scientific kit at age 13. After finding all the then known 105 Messier objects he bought another Edmund kit and ground and polished the 8-inch parabolic mirror for his second scope. He joined the Riverside Astronomical Society and participated in their lunar grazing occultation program and the first ever Riverside Telescope Makers Conference.

Dennis completed his BS and MS in physics at CSU Northridge and researched thin film semiconductors for solar energy before managing the construction of multi-megawatt solar power plants in California and Florida. His latest astro project is to photograph the first 1000 named asteroids.


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