Welcome to our first meeting and talk for 2020.
Meteorites have fascinated people for thousands of years. They have been objects of fear, curiosity, superstition , religious veneration, and eventually, scientific study. Their extra-terrestrial nature was only recognised in the late 1700's to early 1800's, and even since then the message has been slow to spread.
This talk will address historical accounts, what meteorites are, where they come from, the different types of meteorites and what they are made of. The world's largest meteorites and meteorite craters will also be mentioned.
Ross Pogson is a Scientific Officer and Collection Manager for Mineralogy and Petrology at the Australian Museum, Sydney, where he has worked for 40 years. The image on this page is of a meteorite from Molong, collection of the Australian Museum.
Date: Monday 3 February 2020
Time: The evening starts at 6:30pm and finishes around 8:15pm. Seating is limited so please arrive on time.
Cost: Members are free. There is a $2 supper charge.
Non-members are welcome and are charged $5 and can attend for two talks but must join at their third event.