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NHM London Meteorite Events

Postby David Entwistle » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:16 pm

I see thge Natural History Museum have a number of meteorite-related events coming up in December 2015.

    Meet the Scientist - Tim Peake launch day

    Special event

    Flett Lecture Theatre foyer

    Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (years 4-6)

    On 15 December British astronaut Tim Peake will launch into space as part of the Principia mission, becoming the first British astronaut to fly to the International Space Station for the European Space Agency.

    To celebrate the launch, the Museum is hosting a day of space-themed activities, including bookable meet-the scientist workshops for school groups.

    Meet Museum planetary scientist Dr Ashley King and handle meteorites that are billions of years old. It is also an opportunity to find out more about Tim Peake and the Principia space mission.

    The event is part of our programme of events for Tim Peake launch day, in partnership with Discover South Kensington.

    15 December 2015 11:00 - 11:45, 12:15 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:15


    Space Station

    Special event

    Galleries

    To celebrate the launch of British astronaut Tim Peake, we're turning a corner of the Museum into our very own space station.

    Families and school groups will have the chance to meet our planetary scientists, and handle meteorites that are billions of years old.

    Visitors can also have a go in our space photo booth, write a message for Tim Peake, and try their hand at measuring meteor impacts.

    The space station is part of our programme of events for Tim Peake launch day, in partnership with Discover South Kensington.

    15 December 2015 10:30 - 14:30


    The Christmas Meteorite

    Talk

    Attenborough Studio

    Christmas Eve this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the biggest observed meteorite fall in the UK, which created a shower of stones over the quiet village of Barwell in Leicestershire. Pieces of the Barwell meteorite damaged homes, cars and roads when they fell, but these chunks of rock proved invaluable to scientists. After examining fragments of the meteorite, researchers were forced to reconsider how our solar system formed.

    Join Museum scientist Natasha Almeida, who has been studying the Barwell meteorite using cutting-edge technology, and discover the secrets locked inside 4.5 billion-year-old rocks.

    20 December 2015 12:30, 14:30
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