Monthly Meetings

CCGMS August 8, 2017

7:30 PM at the Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30101

Anatomy of a Meteor Impact – The Ries Crater


More than 14 million years ago, an extraordinary extra-terrestrial event occurred that altered the landscape surrounding the German city of Nordlingen. A puzzle for centuries, it was not until 1960 that two scientists pieced together the clues to this mystery; a science detective story that forever changed our understanding of impact features on planet Earth.

Our speaker, Bill Montante, is a new CCGMS member and he will reconstruct the history of this crater, what those scientists discovered, its unique geology, and discuss how the Ries impact crater reshaped our awareness and concerns of future threats from outer space.

Typical Agenda

  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM - Speaker or Presentation
  • 8:30 - 9:00 PM - Monthly Business Meeting
  • 9:00 PM - Door Prize Drawings and Refreshments

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Monthly meetings of CCGMS are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. These meetings are held at our Clubhouse located at 516 West Atlanta St., Marietta, GA 30060.