The Winchcombe meteorite

17 September 2022 - 14:00

Highcross Leicester, Lower East Mall opposite Footlocker

This event is a drop-in activity, there is no need to book 


Event duration: 60 minutes 

At 10:00 pm on 28 February 2021 a fireball was seen blazing across the sky in the UK. The next morning, meteorites were discovered on a driveway in the town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. 

The Winchcombe meteorite is the first to be recovered in the UK for 30 years, and the first ever carbonaceous chondrite. These rare meteorites contain solid materials, water, and carbon that are older than the Earth itself. 

Come and hear the story of how the Winchcombe meteorite was found and is now being used to answer the secrets of our solar system. 

Venue details: High Cross Leicester, Lower East Mall opposite Footlocker, 5 Shires Ln, Leicester LE1 4AN