Still the Crater of Doom

November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

John Zawiskie, Curator of Earth and Life Sciences and Cranbrook Institute of Science geologist and paleontologist, will critically review the historical development of the asteroid impact theory for the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, including past controversies regarding the timing of the mass extinction and the impact that formed the massive Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico. John’s presentation will be highlighted by his own field photography of the strata in the Raton Basin in Colorado and New Mexico. Stay after this lecture until 10pm and enjoy a free visit to the museum and Dinosaurs- the Lost World courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation’s Free First Fridays program

The Chronicles of Laramidia lectures are free and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.