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Down to Earth

Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, this display reunited the four fragments for the first time.

Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, Down to Earth was a small display that reunites the four fragments for the first time, along with pieces of the three other meteorites found on Scottish soil.
Exhibition information

When

10 November 2017 - 1 April 2018

Where

National Museum of Scotland, Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

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Around 13:15 on 3 December 1917 scores of people, from Northumberland to Aberdeenshire, saw an unusually bright, fiery mass streaking through the sky. A loud explosion was heard and four fragments fell to earth between Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie in Strathmore. Three landed in fields and one crashed through the roof of a cottage. These four pieces were all recovered and collectively became known as the Strathmore Meteorite.

Peter Davidson, Senior Curator of Mineralogy, holds a fragment of the Strathmore Meteorite against a clear sky with the sun in the centre of the frame

Peter Davidson, Senior Curator of Mineralogy, examines a fragment of the Strathmore Meteorite.

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