Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend free lectures on topical issues in science and conservation.

Heavens, what a mess! How to deal with the problem of space debris

William Schoenberg, Ph.D., P.E., Department Chair, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
7:30-9 p.m. in The Living World at Saint Louis Zoo
Admission is free.

Where does space debris come from? How much space junk is really out there? What happens when a spacecraft is hit by a piece of space junk? What happens if one hits the International Space Station? How can we protect a spacecraft against damage from space debris impacts? Is there any way to clean up the near-earth region of space? Will the situation improve or worsen in the future? Get the answers to these and all your questions about space junk in this fascinating, out-of-this-world talk on our messy heavens.

The Science Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Academy of Science-St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.

More Information

Reservations are not necessary. Admission is free. All lectures take place in the Anheuser-Busch Theatre in The Living World/North Entrance at the Saint Louis Zoo. For more information, call (314) 646-4544.

2014 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum

Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call (314) 516-4246 or email