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26 August 2019

Leading Scientists in Murchison

Murchison will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the meteorite landing on the long weekend in September to coincide with the landing back in September, 1969. To celebrate this important milestone Murchison will host a number of leading Scientists from around the world and from leading Universities in Australia on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September from 1pm until 4pm at the Murchison Community Centre.

Murchison will welcome Philipp Heck, Chicago Field Museum, Mike Zolensky, NASA,  Trevor Ireland, ANU, Warwick Holmes from European Space Agency, Phil Bland, Curtin University, Craig O’Neil, Macquarie University, Gretchen Benedix, Curtin University, Martin Van Kranendonk, University NSW, Andy Gleadow, University of Melbourne and Dermot Henry, Museums Victoria.

Murchison Historical Society President Kay Ball said “we have a high calibre of guest speakers coming to Murchison to talk about  the science related to Murchison Meteorite as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration of the meteorite landing. These speakers are Professors and Doctors in their specialised fields and have been chosen for their ability to convey exciting facts in everyday language. So if anyone is interested in geology, meteoritics and about space, I encourage them to come to Murchison. But the best bit is, entry is free for school children and gold coin donation for adults. So make sure you have this date in your calendar to come to Murchison on the 28 and 29 September from 1pm until 4pm to hear these amazing speakers” said Ms Ball.

For full event details  guest speakers bios click here.

The Murchison Meteorite is proudly supported by Murchison Historical Society and Greater Shepparton City Council.

13 August 2019

Dinner Under the Stars Tickets on sale now

Murchison will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the meteorite landing on the long weekend in September to coincide with the landing back on the 28 September, 1969. To celebrate this important milestone Dinner Under the Stars will occur at Murchison Community Centre. The dinner will include a three course meal and entertainment.

Other events will occur over the long weekend including Scientists guest speakers from around the world and leading Universities in Australia. Treasure Hunts for the children will occur on Sunday morning and heaps more.

Murchison Historical Society President Kay Ball said “Dinner Under the Stars is our official launch of the Murchison Meteorite 50th Anniversary weekend of events and tickets for the event are now on sale and include a three course meal and the amazing atmosphere of the stars at the Murchison Community Centre. We only have a limited number of tickets for the dinner event, so I suggest you get in early to purchase your tickets. Or you can simply purchase a table of ten for you and a bunch of your friends said Ms Ball.

For full event details and to purchase dinner tickets click here.

1 August, 2019

Murchison Meteorite 50 Year Celebrations 

Murchison will celebrate the 50 Anniversary of the meteorite landing on the long weekend in September to coincide with the landing back on the 28 September, 1969. To celebrate this important milestone a number of events will occur from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September.

Murchison Meteorite committee officially launched their website of events occurring over the weekend in September. 

Murchison Historical Society President Kay Ball said “this is a great weekend for locals, families and astronomical lovers. We will have a number of guest speakers over the course of the weekend conducting talks for those interested. The guest speakers are all experts in their field and it isn’t too often that we will have this calibre of people in Greater Shepparton. So I suggest everyone to pop on down to Murchison in September and see what we have to offer”.

Events will include Dinner Under the Stars on Friday 27 September. Saturday will have the opening of exciting additions to the Murchison Township. Guest speakers will run at the Murchison Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday. Not forgetting the all-important Sonic Boom. For more activities and events please visit the website for more details.

April 2019

Murchison Meteorite 50 Year Celebrations

The landing of the Murchison Meteorite will Celebrate its 50th Anniversary this September. A number of events will occur in Murchison over the long weekend from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September, 2019. Events will include Dinner Under the Stars, opening of some exciting additions to Murchison and Stargazing using telescopes just to name a few, there will be heaps more on offer.   

The committee recently secured grant funding from Greater Shepparton City Council to assist with the running of the event. However, we are always on the lookout for more funding/donations to assist this great local historical event, so please let us know if anyone or business would be interested. Donations over $2 are Tax Deductible.

The committee is asking any interested local Community Groups to assist with the event, in particular catering – a letter is on its way. These opportunities will assist community groups to raise funds for their local group. The committee want the whole community involved in this fabulous 50th Anniversary.

For more details email Kay Ball at 50th@murchmeteor.com.au