WIA-E Rome informs of Ettore Perozzi’s book presentation
On Wednesday 27 of July at 19.00 p.m., WIA-E Rome took part to an event at Camponeschi Bar in Piazza Farnese, 50/50a, Roma (near Campo de’fiori).
The event, followed by an aperitif, was focused on the book presentation of “Il cielo che ci cade sulla testa-impatti cosmici e ravvicinati” (Il Mulino, Farsi un’Idea, 2016) by Ettore Perozzi.
Ettore Perozzi is currently in charge of operations at NEO Coordination Centre of European Space Agency at ESRIN in Frascati. He also worked at the Institute of Space Astrophysics (CNR), ESOC (Darmstadt , Germany ), Astronomical Observatory of Paris, Telespazio and is currently Deimos Space. The asteroid n . 10027 bears his name.
Celestial bodies have repeatedly hit the Earth in the course of its history. The impact craters are evidence of this phenomenon and the most famous is in Arizona, but there are several others. Some of them are small and harmless but some of the other ones are extended for hundreds of kilometers and were responsible of climate change and species extinction on the Earth. Haw many often the celestial bodies hit our planet? Are still cosmic impacts a risk for us? Do we have a technology to face this challenge?
The book “Il Cielo che ci cade sulla Testa – impatti cosmici e incontri ravvicinati” tries to answeer these questions.
WIA-E Rome Local Group