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120305 - "Stones from the sky", Bristol, 22nd March

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:36 pm
by David Entwistle
If you weren't able to attend Professor Colin Pillinger's Faraday Lecture at the Royal Society, there'll be another opportunity to hear it, this time at the University of Bristol. See here for details.

Public lecture organised by the University of Bristol in association with the Royal Society, delivered by Professor Colin Pillinger CBE FRS.
22 March 2012, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

Stones that fall from the sky, meteorites, were first confirmed as scientific objects when a 56lb stone fell on farm land in Yorkshire in 1795. With more than 40,000 samples now confirmed as specimens from asteroids, the Moon and Mars have plenty of stories to tell and each provides an opportunity to interest people in science.

Professor Colin Pillinger CBE FRS is Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Open University and one of Britain's foremost scientists and science communicators. Professor Pillinger is best known for conceiving and leading the Beagle 2 mission to land on Mars and search for signs of life.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend, but advance booking is necessary. To book a place and for further information, please register online

Re: 120305 - "Stones from the sky", Bristol, 22nd March

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:55 pm
by David Entwistle
There is now more information, regarding this lecture, on the University of Bristol web site.
The man behind the British-led Beagle 2 mission to Mars is making a star appearance in his hometown of Bristol for a lecture looking at what can be learnt from Martian meteorites....