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Hampshire Astronomical Group - Appley Bridge meteorite - The Space Rock that Hit Lancashire

Hampshire Astronomical Group - Appley Bridge meteorite - The Space Rock that Hit Lancashire

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Event details:

  • Location: Zoom Call
  • Fee: Free. Numbers Limited so need to book.
  • Date: 11th February 2022
  • Time: 19:30 for 20:00 start
  • Club/Association: Hampshire Astronomical Group
  • Categories: Events, Community & Volunteer

Hampshire Astronomical Group - Appley Bridge meteorite - The Space Rock that Hit Lancashire

A talk by Russell Parry

Join Russell Parry presenting the fascinating story of the fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite in 1914 as told through newspaper reports and archive documents of the time.

It tells the story of the confusion with enemy Zeppelins, the confiscation of the meteorite by the police and its subsequent release for analysis.

The presentation includes many previously unseen photographs of the meteorite and images provided by various organisations around the World.

Russell has appeared on several TV and radio programmes talking about the Appley Bridge meteorite, has presented talks on several voyages on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Due to Covid restrictions, this talk will be held via Zoom. If you want to attend, please email 

 lindy.bryant@hantsastro.org.uk 

for your ZOOM link and "doors" will open at 7.30pm for a 8pm start.

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