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 Free Public Lecture: Stones from the sky by Prof Colin Pillinger, CBE, FRS
18:00-19:30 UT, 22nd March, 2012.

A public lecture by the University of Bristol, by Bristol's own well-known science communicator and leader of Beagle 2, about meteorite stories from the Moon and Mars. Followed by Q&A.
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Professor Pillinger took us on a tour of how science, even in the modern day, is often about detective work. He recounted the deductions they had made in trying to determine the origins of the Lake House meteorite, a stone which in the 1990s was handed into the Natural History Museum, having stood as a barely noticed ornament by the front of Lake House for a century. The detective work included photos of the stone outside the house in a 1908 issue of Country Life magazine!  The stone was later shown to be the oldest and largest meteorite ever found in Britain and the mystery of its origins is still unclear, with the leading hypothesis that it fell onto a glacier before the most recent Ice Age.
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Stones from the sky: A heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science, Professor Colin Pillinger CBE FRS
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See also Lake House meteorite



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Colin Pillinger will use meteorites to make an impact at Faraday Lecture

'Stones from the sky', this year's Royal Society Faraday Lecture, will explore what meteorites can tell us about the solar system
Pillinger will use meteorites to catch the attention of his audience at the Royal Society on Thursday evening when he gives the learned society's annual Faraday Lecture, a talk entitled "Stones from the sky: a heaven-sent opportunity to talk about science".

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    Starts: 5.30pm on 12 January 2012
    Finishes: 6.30pm on 12 January 2012
    Venue: The Royal Society, London

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