Rocky asteroids and icy comets – Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society will introduce us to some of the intriguing objects that share our Solar System and our changing perception of them through history.
There’s also a chance to see real meteorites from the museum collection and a demonstration of how to put a comet together using (mostly) commonly available ingredients.
Part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.
Other lectures in the series
- 16 October 2014: Wildlife Photographer on the Loose
- 4 December 2014: The Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge
- 8 January 2015: Timbuktu: Desert Phoenix
- 5 February 2015: Indigenous People and the Amazon Forest
- 5 March 2015: Birds and People
Please note, the lecture takes place at Tyndall Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol NOT Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Parking can be difficult so please allow an extra 15 minutes to allow plenty of time. Access on foot is via the Royal Fort entrance, along the path and to the left.