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SAS Try and Catch a Fireball

November welcomes Dr Ashley King as our guest speaker via Zoom. Ashley is based at the Natural History Museum, his background is in planetary science and he is an expert in meteorites, their identification and analysis. ⁣ ⁣ Following our recent camera installation Ashley shared with us how the FRIPON (Fireball Recovery and Inter-Planetary Observation Network) science project, designed to study interplanetary matter by detecting and characterizing fireballs, is helping to recover freshly fallen meteorites. The study of meteorites is crucial to our understanding of the formation and evolution of the solar system. ⁣ ⁣ Our hope to follow the presentation with observing were thwarted by the inevitable cloud shrouding this area of Shropshire. Never mind there is always next time!

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