Space Rocks – bringing the universe down to Earth
The Space Rocks exhibition of meteorites and astrophotography from the Bathurst Observatory includes spectacular images taken by Ray Pickard as well as meteorites from across the globe from his collection.
The images of are taken from the Bathurst region, by the Bathurst Observatory and include 35 images of well-known galaxies, nebulas, comets, star clusters and planets including the Horse Head Nebula, the Sombrero Galaxy, Pleiades, the Moon, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and the Milky Way.
The Meteorite collection on display range in size from a 61 kilogram meteorite found in Campo Del Cielo area of Argentina which fell to earth approximately 4-5,000 years ago, to small fragments of the Moon and Mars. They also include a 25g meteorite from the well documented spectacular fall in Chelyabinsk in Russia on 15 February 2013 as well as meteorites from well know Australian sites such as the Henbry in the Northern Territory, the even the local Central West Molong Meteorite found in 1912.
Space Rocks is free with Museum Entry and will be on exhibition at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum from 1 August - 1 December 2017.