Meteors + Meteorites

  • Virtual
  • All Ages
A night sky with a meteorite shooting across it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2–2:45 p.m.

Find out what a meteor is and what causes a meteor shower. Discover the different types of meteorites and get tips to identify them. Then use your new knowledge of space rocks to go searching for meteorites among the Earth rocks. Plus, get a chance to ask an expert from the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University your burning questions and prepare for the famous Perseids meteor shower, which is set to peak this year on the night of August 11. Let’s look to the stars!

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