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Public Lecture - Where do Space Rocks Come From?
Thursday 19 November 2020, 19:30 - 21:00

Where do Space Rocks Come From?
Dr Luke Daly, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

There are over 60,000 meteorites in world wide collections but we know where only a handful came from in the Solar System.  Come find out how camera networks like the UK Fireball Network operated by researchers at the University of Glasgow is working to recover meteorites with orbits, and how you can help us recover the first meteorite fall on UK soil for 30 years.

Dr Luke Daly is a Lecturer in Planetary Geoscience in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  He studies space rocks to understand where Earth got its water from.  He is a participating scientist on the Japanese Space Agency's Hayabusa2 mission to return samples from the asteroid Ryugu, and co-leads the operation of the UK Fireball Network to find meteorites in the UK and to try to find out where they come from.

Watch the lecture again on Youtube:

Following on from the event Dr. Daly provided the following URLs that were discussed in the lecture:

Roving with Rosalind:

UKFAll :

Desert Fireball Network:

UKFN mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fireballs in the Sky app: