David-Bryant

Date: Saturday 13th October | Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

 

David Bryant

David Bryant is one of Britain’s few full-time meteorite dealers. He has been fascinated by ‘space rocks’ since early childhood, and has written numerous books and articles on the subject. He has featured in both TV and radio documentaries, including ‘Stargazing Live’ and OU broadcasts: he once had the offer of a free Martian meteorite turned down by Sir Patrick Moore!

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Lecture synopsis

‘The tears of Osiris’

 

In his lecture, David will examine the origins, structure and place in history of iron meteorites: ‘The tears of Osiris’ as they were called by the Ancient Egyptians!
Once considered to have originated in the shattered cores of disrupted planetissimals, other origins are now being considered for some examples.