Where most find meteorites on Earth, in honor of the famous people and what they are called the meteorite in the collection of the Moscow planetarium fulfills the desires — this and more can be found during the free online lectures “Life asteroid”. June 30, in live it will hold a well-known discoverers of celestial bodies. the Stream will start at 19:00 on the official website of star house, and also on his page in social network “In contact”.
the Online lecture “Life asteroid” will last about 60 minutes after the broadcast it will be available in the record. In the first part of the broadcast by Timur Kryachko — known “hunter” for asteroids, and their discoverer and Explorer of a multitude of meteorites. He will share personal experiences on how to search the space and open the asteroids and what knowledge about the Solar system will be useful for enthusiasts to search. He will also talk about the process of naming asteroids. As you know, the names they assign discoverers, but before you do that, you need to send information about the new celestial body in the minor planet Center. Most often they are called in honor of prominent personalities — scientists, writers, musicians, artists, but sometimes and in honor organizations. For example, there is an asteroid Mosplanetarium, named in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Moscow planetarium, it was discovered and so named Timur Kryachko.
In the second part of the lecture the viewers will meet with famous geologist — search for meteorites Vladimir Cachelines. He will explain what is going on with asteroids on Earth, how they find, how they measure, and also share personal experience in the search of meteorites. By the way, the largest instance from the collection of the Moscow planetarium meteorite Seymchan weight of 1,652 kg — investigated and found it Dmitry. A meteorite brought from the Magadan region to Moscow, after which he took an honourable place in the collections of the Museum of Urania. It is to this heavenly body visitors to the planetarium is usually to touch to make a wish.
In the Moscow planetarium holds more than 100 samples of meteorites. The collection of celestial bodies is represented on two levels of the Museum Urania. In the exposition there are individual instances of different types and classifications, as well as particles of meteor showers. The gem of the collection are meteorites from the moon and Mars, rarely found in other collections. The Museum also iron, stone and zhelezorudnye samples, the so-called pallasites. There represented the earth’s rocks, formed by the fall of meteorites — tektites and impactites.
All samples it will be possible to consider and explore when visiting the Museum Urania after the opening of the planetarium. In the meantime, all who are interested in asteroids and meteorites, can read interesting articles about them on the website of star home in the weekly category “The meteor section, Astronomical news”. These materials are also available at the planetarium in social networks.
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the planetarium is the most modern, technically equipped educational-scientific centre of astronomy in Russia. In addition to the Urania Museum, the planetarium is a Great star room, Small star hall, interactive Museum “Lunarium”, a 4D cinema and a conference room. On its territory there is also a “sky Park” — a Museum under the open sky with these devices for observation and a large Observatory.