Join Peter Davidson, Senior Curator of Mineralogy, to discover the story of the Strathmore Meteorite.

Around 13:15 on 3 December 1917 scores of people, from Northumberland to Aberdeenshire, saw an unusually bright, fiery mass streaking through the sky – announcing the arrival of Scotland’s largest meteorite.

Peter Davidson, Senior Curator of Mineralogy, holds a fragment of the Strathmore Meteorite at National Museums Collection Centre.

Peter Davidson curated Down to Earth, which celebrates the centenary of the Strathmore meteorite by reuniting the four fragments for the first time since they fell into Earth’s atmosphere.

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Event information

When

18 Nov 2017
14:00–15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Where

Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Chambers Street.

How much

Free, booking required

Booking information

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