A late evening at the Museum

On Wednesday evening (28/01/15), Dr Simon Sheridan and I had an exhibit at the Science Musuem’s Lates event. These are themed free-to-enter events held by the museum on the last Wednesday of every month. The theme in January was “Engineer Your Future” an event to encourage engineering in the UK and we were there to…

Surrey Explorers get curious about hot metal asteroids

This weekend I took the Meteorite collection to a meeting of the Surrey Explorers. The day was very popular and attracted more families than normal, with around 30 children and their parents in attendance. We started off with a look at the solar system using the department’s inflatable planets. The kids were very knowledgeable and…

Natalie’s visit to Stowe

On Monday 13th January I visited Stowe School in Buckingham (see pic below) to speak to the GCSE and A-level students about my research, namely comets and asteroids. I took along the meteorite collection and there was much excitement from the students and teachers when they got to hold a little piece of Mars. Gibeon was…

A visit to Bushfield School

On Thursday 15th January I visited Bushfield School in Milton Keynes to give three 50 minute talks to Year 5 students. I started each session off with a quick “fun” quiz about meteorites. Then gave a PowerPoint talk about space rocks that, of course, included videos of the Chelyabinsk fireball. The big event was showing small groups our outreach collection. The…