Last month, Mr Gargano and the students at St Joseph’s School, Northam, hosted Professor Phil Bland, Doctor Gretchen Benedix and Jay Ridgewell from the Fireballs team.
We were excited to meet one of our participating schools in the program and share with them the science and wonder of meteors and meteorite study.
Phil talked to the year 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s about the Desert Fireball Network, the Fireballs in the Sky app and what it’s like to be meteorite researcher – including trips to Antarctica and how to find meteorites. Each year group is studying Earth and Space science in a different capacity and Mr Gargano was keen for everyone to get the most out of the visit.
Students had fun getting hands on with meteorite dissections, triangulations, making craters and holding real meteorites.
Thanks for having us St Joseph’s, keep watching the skies!
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