Fallen Stars: All about Meteorites
By Doug Bradstreet. Meteorites are some of the most sought after, misunderstood, and difficult to find relics from the beginning of our solar system. This presentation will describe general meteorite classifications, important and historical finds, scientific studies, and will include actual samples to help people understand the world of meteorites. Identifying meteorites is done incorrectly almost 95% of the time and this discussion will help in correctly identifying what truly is a meteorite.
The talk will include images of some of the most famous of meteorites, along with an extensive collection of rare and unusual meteorites to view in person. Can you imagine holding a piece of the moon in the palm of your hand? Now you don't have to as specimens of Lunar and Martian meteorites will be on display, along with the most visually documented meteorite ever recorded in human history, the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia in February of this year. Come and experience the universe in a whole new way.
|Fallen Stars: All about Meteorites|
This is a Channel 4 documentary series presented by Tony Robinson, telling the story of the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth.
|Earth: Making of a Planet
This is a documentary by National Geographic Channel, telling the story of planet Earth from its birth 4.5 billion years ago, through ice-ages and the dinosaur's reign to the first humans.
|Asteroid Impacts with Earth
Asteroid impacts have played a dramatic role in the history of Earth. Small and frequent events the size of Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013 are visible reminders that large and destructive events such as the Chicxulub impact 65 million years ago may have changed the course of life on Earth.
|The Meaning of Meteorites
Thousands of tonnes of meteoritic material lands on Earth every day, mostly unnoticed. Occasionally in Earth history, very large impacts occur and can have a dramatic effect on the history of life.
|Geology in Space: Meteorites and Cosmic Dust
Geology no longer is the study of the Earth. Rocks are found throughout the universe on other planets, asteroids and comets and as debris ranging in size down to the tiniest pieces of stardust.
This course will introduce basic physics, chemistry, and math to understand planets, moons, rings, comets, asteroids, atmospheres, and oceans.