Space rocks: meteorites and asteroids

Date: 
24 Feb 2021 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Online - Zoom Webinar
Audience: 
Public and students aged 11+

Registration required - please register for this event by filling out this form.

In late 2020 NASA collected some material from the surface of an asteroid which is thought to be one of the oldest bodies in our Solar System. Come and find out when, why, and how, and find out a little more about how we can use rocks already delivered to Earth from space to learn even more.

This short talk will last 15 minutes and be followed by 15 minutes for questions. This event is part of our Destination: Space programme of short talks and panel events. You can find details about our other events in this series here.

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About the speakers:

Dr Helena Bates - "I am the interim meteorite curator at the Natural History Museum in London. I am responsible for over 5000 meteorites, organising national and international collaborations and making sure the collection is looked after the best it can be. In my spare time, you can find me doing extravagant nail art, gaming or playing with my cats."

Code of Conduct

We ask that everyone who attends this event abides by the event Code of Conduct, available here.

For more information contact: 

Helena Cotterill, Outreach Officer