A Visit from Wellingborough Schools

On 23rd September the Open University hosted the annual visit of sixth-formers and their teachers from the schools in the Ogden Trust Schools-University partnership. As in previous years the students visited various research labs and enjoyed a demonstration of meteorites by Roy Adkin Roy Adkin talks meteorites to Wellingborough sixth-formers  Advertisements

A special set of meteorites visit Walton High

I took an unusual and rather special collection of meteorites to Walton High (Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes), not the usual collection taken to OUTREACH events, which was as exciting for me as for the pupils! A piece of the infamous Chelyabinsk meteorite, Campo del Cielo, lunar and Martian samples and a huge 12 kg, as…

Meteorites on show at the Great North Museum

On Friday 27th Feb 2015, I was invited to give a presentation about meteorites to the Natural History Society of Northumbria.  A packed house of all ages awaited at the Great North Museum in Newcastle. The event took place in a superbly equipped meeting room, whose walls were lined with display cabinets containing dinosaur bones. …

A very busy morning at Pendragon School

Armed with the case of outreach meteorites in one hand and balancing the small Philae model in the other, I carefully shuffled through the snow to Pendragon Primary School to give a short presentation to the whole school during an assembly on meteorites, space and comets. I had just a 15 minute slot, so a…

Space Industry Careers Fair

On Monday (09/02/15), Ross Burgon and I attended the 2nd Space Industry Careers Fair  held at the National Space Centre in Leicester. We were mainly there to promote the department’s PhD studentships, but took along the meteorites to show and tell! It was a great day and we gave lots of students who hadn’t previously considered the…

Professor Grady at Smashfest

On Thursday 29th January, I gave a lecture about meteorites and meteorite impact processes to the Department of Technology and Engineering at Middlesex University. My lecture was part of a series of keynote presentations being given in the run-up to SmashFEST, their non-science science Festival, which will take place the week commencing 16th of February. It is certainly going to…

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…