Our next meeting:

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJ's is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Gareth Wynn-Williams

Institute for Astronomy, UH Manoa

Asteroids: Minor Planets or Major Threats?



Asteroids have been studied since the beginning of the 19th century, but the potential danger that they pose has been appreciated only recently. 


Dr Wynn-Williams will discuss the evidence for historical asteroid impacts, as well as the astronomical surveys that are now being undertaken to find potentially hazardous objects in the Solar System.


Gareth Wynn-Williams is an Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at University of Hawaii, and co-founder of Honolulu Science Cafe.  He earned his PhD at Cambridge University.