Author: Jay Ridgewell

[caption id="attachment_1602" align="alignright" width="400"] Lucy shares with the year 10s of Albany how she scored a wicked science job[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1600" align="alignright" width="400"] Lucy explains how to find out if it's a meteorite or meteorwrong[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1601" align="alignright" width="400"] Great to see you Albany at the family...

We had 21 written reports, 6 app reports, 6 dash cam videos and 59 appearances on TV, radio, online and print newspapers, so you probably heard about it - a fireball over Perth in mid-morning last month. The only meteorite-finding content missing was capturing the fireball on...

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. [caption id="attachment_1484" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Crater Making - Jessie Osboine, Aberdeen Abel, Danielle Lucy, Leilani Dunkerton, Georgia Pankiw[/caption] We were excited to...

Comet along to Astrofest this weekend! [caption id="attachment_1350" align="alignnone" width="249"] Tayla with her dry ice comet[/caption] It's going to be a great bunch of fun at Astrofest at the weekend, and to entice you, here's some pictures from the World's Largest Astronomy Lesson last month. The astronomy...

Why surveying? - Fireballs in the Sky [caption id="attachment_1335" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Cnr Scarborough Beach Rd and Charles St corner, measuring angles for Perth daytime fireball[/caption]   To accurately track down the trajectory of the meteor, we need to know the exact angle vertically and horizontally as well as...

Think you found the Perth Daytime Fireball meteorite? Our scientists aren't ruling out that the fireball on Monday resulted in a meteorite - in fact if there's any rocks around, there's probably quite a few. The fireball was last seen Monday 9:30 am fragmenting in the...