Thursday February 28, 2013

The Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitors Museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park presents an illustrated lecture, "It Came from Outer Space," on Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.

On Feb. 15, the Earth (and Russia, in particular) had a rude awakening. A rare and frightening meteor impact releasing 30 atom bombs of energy occurred over the city of Chelyabinsk and reminded the world of its vulnerability. This illustrated lecture will put the impact in perspective with both the past and future.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8. The Visitors Museum is in building #4. Information: (413) 663-6312.