After travelling millions of miles through space to reach the Earth, the meteorites in the outreach collection made a further trip to Scotland last week (April 28th and 29th).
Following a brief presentation on the origins of different types of meteorites, members of the Troon and Sterling astronomical societies had hands-on encounters with the meteorites in the collection. One member even commented on the smell !
The collection has recently been updated with some fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteorite which fell in February 2013, making for a bang up to date presentation. Thank you to Richard Greenwood for maintaining the collection and organising shipment.
Now follow the link to read what the Astronomers of the Future Club, Troon wrote about Alan’s visit: AOTF Club, Troon
The talk even made the local press: