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

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, examines a fragment of the Strathmore Meteorite

With support from Perth Museum and Art Gallery and the Natural History Museum, London.

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Exhibition information

When

10 Nov 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00

Where

Grand Gallery, Level 1

How much

Free

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