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THE WINCHCOMBE METEORITE

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

£3.00 – £6.00

On the evening of 28th February, a bright fireball was seen over much of England and Wales. It fell apart in the atmosphere, sprinkling meteorites across Winchcombe and the surrounding area. The largest piece hit and disintegrated into rubble in the driveway of the Wilcock family. Three scientists from the Natural History Museum will discuss what happened on that evening and afterwards, and what we are learning about the solar system from this precious rock.

Event supported by The Oldham Foundation

Tickets £6; £3 under18s

You can also click here for the “Radio Winchcombe Science Hour Special” podcast presented by John Oldham to hear more.

A piece of the Winchcombe Meteorite is on show at the Winchcombe Museum. Click here for more details.

The Wilcock family has enabled the Natural History Museum scientists to visit local primary schools Monday 13th to Thursday 16th and to visit Winchcombe School on Friday 17th for students from local secondary schools. Over 1000 young people will get to interact with the scientists and the meteorite.

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Date:
September 17
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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Encounter Church
Gretton Road
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5EE United Kingdom
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