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Meteorites Tamed! 6.How, and why, the Solar System has changed in 4.5 billion years

Time/Date - 19:30 - 21:00, Monday 26 November 2012

The final lecture in the Meteorites Tamed! series. Dr Mike Simms, Curator of Palaeontology at the Ulster Museum and a real meteorite enthusiast, will explain what meteorites are, where they come from, how they get here, and what they can tell us about the far reaches and earliest history of our Solar System.

Asteroid Lutetia, battered remnant from the early Solar SystemIn the final lecture of the Meteorites Tamed! series, Dr Mike Simms provides an overview of what meteorites tell us about the ways in which the Solar System has changed, from the strangeness and chaos of the first billion years to the (mostly) orderly system that exists today.  But is the Asteroid Belt, source of most meteorites, really what it seems?

To find out how Dr. Mike Simms became interested in meteorites click here

Booking information

  • The lectures will take place on consecutive Monday evenings, from 7.30 to 8.30pm in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.
  • This is a free event.  For further information please ring 028 90440000. Opening hours are Tue-Sun 10am-5pm.

Meteorites Tamed Lecture Series:

There are six lectures in this Meteorites Tamed series at the Ulster Museum.

An introduction to the mysterious world(s) of meteorites.

An overview of the different types of meteorites that have fallen to Earth.

Where do meteorites come from and what dictates a meteorite’s journey through the Solar System. Recognising meteorites from the Moon and Mars.

Hear some amazing Meteorite biographies both from space and here on Earth.

Learn about some of the great meteorite impact craters found on Earth and the resources these space invaders brought to Earth.

An overview of what meteorites tell us about the Solar System and a closer look at the Asteroid Belt.

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