Extraterrestrial Materials Research Meeting

University of Manchester, November 1st 2016

‌‌The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group of the University of Manchester will host a one-day research meeting on extraterrestrial materials, on Tuesday November 1st 2016. The aim of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for the UK planetary sample science community to come together to discuss current research. The scientific programme for the meeting will consist of talks and posters on meteorites, cosmic dust, lunar and other returned samples. 

The programme and abstracts are now available here: Extraterrestrial Materials - Programme.

The venue will be the University of Manchester’s Manchester Museum, a prestigious scientific and cultural museum located directly across the road from the Isotope Group’s home in the Williamson Building.

The Endowment Committee of the Meteoritical Society has kindly provided a grant to support travel for students and postdocs to attend the Extraterrestrial Materials Research Meeting at the Manchester Museum on 1st November 2016. Preference will be given to applicants who are first author of a submitted abstract or who have limited travel funds, but all requests will be considered. If you would like to apply for travel funds, please provide the information requested here.

Attach this form to an email with the subject “Travel fund request” and send this to isotopegroup@manchester.ac.uk Applications for travel funds should be made by 30th September. You will be notified about any funds you will receive by October 7th. If you have any questions about this travel support, email Rhian Jones at Rhian.jones-2@manchester.ac.uk

Catch a Shooting Star Meteorite Exhibit – celebration event

As part of the ‘Extraterrestrial Materials Research Meeting’ a celebration will be held to officially open a new display at the Manchester Museum developed by the Catch a Shooting Star project. The exhibit allows people to learn about the science of meteorites and to have the experience of handling large museum quality meteorite display samples – including the opportunity to touch a piece of the Moon, Mars and an asteroid at the same time!  The display has been funded by an STFC Science and Society award, and has been put together by a team led from the Open University in collaboration with Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester. We look forward to welcoming you all to the new exhibit and hope that you stick around after the meeting* to join the celebration.

* The event timing is now confirmed as 17:00 – 19:00.




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