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18 May 2009

Touch a 4.5bn year old Meteorite

The planetarium in Greenwich houses part of the Gideon Meteorite, a 4.5bn year old piece of iron and nickel which was found in the Namibian Desert. And they'll even let you touch it, as part of an interactive display in the entrance to the planetarium.

The £16m planetarium was opened at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 2007, and houses interactive displays about the universe. If this sounds like your sort of thing, you may wish to revisit my post on the Peter Harrison Planetarium, which is part of the same complex, here.

1 comment:

  1. That photo freaked me out - before I looked at it properly and realised you had cleverly blurred out the real features and replaced with drawn on ones.

    Another good suggestion, thanks.