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Belfast - Ulster Museum

Meet the Meteorites

Location Belfast - Ulster Museum
Date 7 July 2022
Time 1:30PM
Age 10+

Come along to the Elements gallery in the Ulster Museum for a chance to handle some of these visitors from Space, and to talk to Northern Ireland's meteorite expert, Dr Mike Simms.

From 14 June until early September some of the most extraordinary Meteorites to have fallen to Earth will be on display in the Ulster Museum. There will be pieces of the Moon and of Mars, a chunk of the oldest volcanic rock yet discovered in the Solar System, a slice of one of the strangest meteorites of all from a planet that once existed in the outer reaches of the solar system, and more.

This event is a chance to hear from one of the foremost minds in astronomy and to get up close and personal with the far reaches of the solar system.

If you have a meteorite of your own, or think that you have found one, then bring it along.

Getting Here

Ulster Museum which is located within Belfast's Botanic Gardens, next to Queen’s University.

The museum is accessible via public transport by bus: 8a/8/b/8c/8d from the Donegall Square East bus stop next to City Hall. If you are arriving by train, the nearby station is ‘Botanic’ — click here to plan your journey with Translink.