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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University

 

 

Hardin Planetarium
presents

 

Ancient Earth

 

pangaea


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Let's go back to the beginning.

 

So how old is the Earth...and how do we know? Humans have learned to read the story left behind in the Earth itself. In the late 1800s, various tests established the age of the Earth to be at least one hundred million years. With the discovery of radioactivity, we determined the Earth to be about 45 hundred million years old. This presentation leads us through the mystery of Earth's origin and provides a startling and inescapable conclusion as to when it all began.

 

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 Appropriate Audience

Grades 6 - 12

 

Running Time

35 minutes, with optional Q&A period

 

Audience Size Limit

40 maximum (for groups wishing to bring a larger audience, click here to see some alternatives)

 

Academic Subjects Addressed

Early stages of solar system, planetary formation

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14