Murchison Meteorite

Dinner Under the Stars is $69pp, all other events are Gold Coin entry and kids are FREE

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Friday 27th September

Fri 27th at 9am – 5pm 

Heritage Centre

Gold Coin

Meteorite Display & Short Films

See a little piece of history. View the famous meteorite and short films about its landing. Enjoy a solar viewing by the famous David Reneke.

Fri 27th at 7pm till late 

Community Centre

SOLD OUT

Dinner Under the Stars

Share an amazing ‘Dinner Under the Stars’ with this exclusive event, with a delicious meal and entertainment to help mark the official opening of the Murchison Meteorite 50th Anniversary. Your evening will commence with entrée, main and dessert and a welcome drink. You’ll be presented with the season’s most delicious produce, including wine . Make new friends, share great food and enjoy flowing conversation under the night sky with local entertainment adding to the mood for a starlight evening to remember. This event will be held indoors at the Community Centre so everyone stays warm. (Drinks will be at bar prices). 

Saturday 28th September

Meteorite Display & Short Films

Sat 28th at 9am – 5pm 

Heritage Centre

Gold Coin

Meteorite Display & Short Films

See a little piece of history. View the famous meteorite and short films about its landing. Stunning private collection on display of fascinating meteorite fragments and a slice of MOON ROCK! Owner will be available to talk about the collection and answer questions. 

Sat 28th at 10 – 10.30am 

Meteorite Park

Free

Unveiling of Meteorite & Labyrinth

Come and help us celebrate the unveiling of the new Meteorite display and Labyrinth at Meteorite Park 

Sat 28th at 10:58am 

Murchison

Free

Big Bang

Celebrate the Big Bang, when Murchison became alive with noise and excitement when the Meteorite fell 50 years ago. You will hear the noise from anywhere in Murchison.

Sat 28th at 11am – 12noon 

Community Centre

Gold Coin

Untold Story

“The untold story you didn’t know about the moon landing” by David Reneke.

Sat 28th at 1:00 – 4:30pm

Community Centre

Gold Coin

Leading Scientists Presentations

Come and enjoy public talks featuring speakers from the Chicago’s Field Museum, NASA, the European Space Agency, Macquarie University, the Australian National University, Curtin University, University of NSW, and the University of Melbourne. Centred on the Murchison Meteorite, topics will include:- evidence of a pre-solar history, conditions in the early stages of the solar system, the occurrence of amino acids and other organic molecules, formation of the Earth, meteor impacts, the emergence of life, and the Rosetta mission to land on a potential Murchison parental meteor.

 

  • Pre-solar materials (Philipp Heck, Chicago Field Museum)
  • Early High T materials (Trevor Ireland, ANU)
  • Water in space – modification of the MM (Gretchen Benedix, Curtin University)
  • Rosetta mission (Warwick Holmes, ESA; linked to pre-solar organics;)
  • Earth formation (Craig O’Neil, Macquarie University)
  •  Anecdotal talk on student experience collecting fragments of MM & the science impact (Andy Gleadow, University Melbourne) 

Sat 28th at 8pm – 10pm

Community Centre

Gold Coin

Secrets of the Universe

Ever wanted to learn more about the Secrets of the Universe? Well here is your chance with David Reneke! 

Sunday 29th September

Sun 29th at 9am – 5pm 

Heritage Centre

Gold Coin

Meteorite Display & Short Films

See a little piece of history. View the famous meteorite and short films about its landing.  Stunning private collection on display of fascinating meteorite fragments and a slice of MOON ROCK! Owner will be available to talk about the collection and answer questions. 

Sun 29th at 9 – 10am

Heritage Centre

Gold Coin

Treasure Hunt

Get the little kiddies outside and on their own little space treasure hunt adventure.

Visit the Heritage Centre for your first clue.

Sun 29th at 10 – 11am

Heritage Centre

Gold Coin

Meteorite Hunt

Get the bigger kids involved with some history in Murchison.

Visit the Heritage Centre for your first clue.

Sun 29th at 10:58am 

Murchison

Free

Big Bang

Celebrate the Big Bang, when Murchison became alive with noise and excitement when the Meteorite fall 50 years ago. You will hear the noise from anywhere in Murchison.

Sun 29th at 11 – 12noon

Community Centre

Gold Coin

Kids Space

Discover the Universe – astronomy show with Dave Reneke

Sun 29th at 1:00 – 4:30pm

Community Centre

Gold Coin

Leading Scientists Presentations

Come and enjoy public talks featuring speakers from the Chicago’s Field Museum, NASA, the European Space Agency, Macquarie University, the Australian National University, Curtin University, University of NSW, and the University of Melbourne. Centred on the Murchison Meteorite, topics will include:- evidence of a pre-solar history, conditions in the early stages of the solar system, the occurrence of amino acids and other organic molecules, formation of the Earth, meteor impacts, the emergence of life, and the Rosetta mission to land on a potential Murchison parental meteor.

  • Pre-solar materials (Philipp Heck, Chicago Field Museum)
  • Petrography of carbonaceous chondrites (Mike Zolensky, JPL/NASA)
  •  Identifying the MM orbit (Ellie Sansom, Curtin Uni)
  • Geophysical evolution of the MM (Phil Bland, Curtin University)
  •  Impacts in space (Lucy Forman, Curtin Uni)
  • Early life & Astrobiology (Martin Van Kranendonk, UNSW)

Murchison Map

Download PDF Map here. The Three main sites are Heritage Centre, Community Centre and Meteorite Park. For further information please call Murchison Heritage Centre 0475 180 743