Popular Science Talk Series METEORITE by Mr. Vincent WONG
Popular Science Talk Series
METEORITEby Mr. Vincent WONG
"An asteroid strike is considered to be the biggest threat to our planet." – Stephen Hawking
Studying meteorites helps us understand the origin and formation of our own Solar System. How past meteorite strikes have shaped our planet's behavior, the formation of the moon and the Earth's inclined axis, resulting to tidal movement and seasons? How past meteorite strikes have affected the evolution of life on Earth, including the mass extinctions and the rise of mammals? How can we get better prepared for future impacts? Charged by the gram, meteorite is also a very valuable collectible, making "meteorite hunting" quite a lucrative hobby. Join this talk to learn more about the beauty of meteorites.
About the Speaker
Mr. Vincent WONG
‧ Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971
‧ MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000
‧ MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers
‧ Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.
‧ Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.
‧ Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.
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