Summary My research focuses on using meteorites to unravel the early evolution of the solar system. Specifically, I am studying how the chaotic disk of dust and gas that existed in our solar system immediately following the ignition of the Sun transformed into an organised collection of orbiting planetary bodies, and the early thermal and chemical evolution of these bodies. I do this by studying the magnetism and chemistry of a variety of extraterrestrial samples. The Speaker My name is James Bryson, and I am a planetary scientist working in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford. I did my undergraduate… Read More »LIVE talk | How To Create A Planet | 18:30 (UK time), 30 November 2020.
LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 17 November 2020. Summary It’s a little over 50 years since Neil Armstrong made “One small step for man” in becoming the first human being to walk on the Moon. The Apollo astronauts did more than just walk on the Moon, they brought 382 kg of Moon rocks back to Earth for scientific study, which proved to be fundamental to our understanding of the Moon. Apollo samples aren’t the only extra-terrestrial samples we have here on Earth. Join Dr Sarah Crowther to hear about the different types of extra-terrestrial materials we have on… Read More »LIVE talk | Moon, Meteorites and More… | 18:30 (UK time), 17 November 2020.
LIVE streaming at YouTube 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020. Summary ‘Meteorites are the only natural source of material from beyond the Earth, providing invaluable evidence of how the Solar System formed and evolved. Over 66% of the total classified meteorites to date have been found in Antarctica. However, iron meteorites are under-sampled (0.7%) in the Antarctic collection compared with worldwide meteorite falls (5.5%). The team from the University of Manchester spent two austral summers in Antarctica exploring new blue icefield areas for meteorites using several methods. These included developing technology to identify sub-surface iron meteorites, to test the hypothesis that iron-rich meteorites are likely… Read More »LIVE talk | The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica | 18:30 (UK time), 9 November 2020.