Hold a Famous Meteorite
Available with all bookings: an opportunity to cradle in your hand a 354g fragment of one of the most famous meteorites in history, the one that gouged out Barringer Crater (also known as Meteor Crater) in Arizona, USA - the best preserved impact crater on Earth.
This is a short, presenter-led immersive show component adaptable for all ages.
Utilising stunning 360° visuals, we also consider the age of our planet, continental drift and the evolution and natural extinction of past forms of life on Earth.
Meteorites are 4.6 billion years old. Therefore when you handle a meteorite (any meteorite) you touch the oldest object you will ever touch.
Below a photo and the certificate of authenticity of our Barringer meteorite fragment.
Details of the original meteorite that created Barringer Crater:
Our Fragment's Proof of Authenticity
Our Barringer meteorite fragment was received as a farewell gift from the Armagh Planetarium meteorite collection when Mario Di Maggio left Northern Ireland in 2001 to launch the Glasgow Planetarium
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