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.
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; so when you touch 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 : 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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