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[caption id="attachment_1709" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Particle Accelerator at the ALS[/caption] Most of the Fireballs team headed to California last month to attend the annual Meteoritical Society meeting. 'MetSoc' as it is affectionately known offers the international visitors more than just talks about meteorite science. Here's Ellie's account of...

Gretchen represented some of the Fireballs team at a recent crater conference in Maryland, U.S.A - the Workshop on issues in crater studies and the dating of planetary surfaces [caption id="attachment_1363" align="alignright" width="266"] Gretchen Benedix[/caption] What were you sharing at the conference Gretchen? We've been looking at ways...

Lucy and I saw a sample of the world's oldest rock yesterday -  from Jack Hills, WA, containing zircons over 4.3 billion years old. We also saw Saturn, it's rings and a bunch of it's moons through a telescope as well as a gallery packed full of...

Transient Astronomical Events or 'transients' are flickers in space - changes in light that last for seconds, days, weeks or years at a time. These could be caused by supernovae, gamma ray bursts, or asteroids and planets passing in front of their sun. Hadrien's doing a...

Oodnadatta Fireball - Fireballs in the Sky [caption id="attachment_1615" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Oodnadatta Fireball 1 April 2015, Credit: Peter Jerie[/caption] Did we mention how much we love fireballs? This image of an Oodnadatta Fireball was taken by Peter Jerie, amateur astrophotographer on 1 April 2015. We came across...

[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...