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Welcome to The North West Astronomy Festival 🙂
Some of the talks being given at the festival.
Our display before the doors opened.
Mine and Luther’s specimens on our tables. Graham couldn’t join us until Sunday.
Our competition table and Luther’s display.
BIMS poster display behind our tables.
Some impactites from my collection.
UK and Irish meteorites are the cornerstone of my collection and my recently acquired Barwell was popular with visitors.
Luther’s framed photos of someof his pieces including an amazing oriented Chelyabinsk specimen.
Luther’s specimens from his collection.
Some more of Luthers collection pieces.
Some early goes at the competition from other stall holders. (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Our BIMS introduction to meteorites leaflets for visitors to take away.
Our ‘Guess the weight of the meteorite’ competition was popular with over 300 entries 🙂
One of the visitors guessing the weight of the Campo del Cielo specimen.
The main hall where we were situated.
Richard from ‘The Space Collective’ at his stall.
Nick Howes speaking to Richard. Some brilliant space related collectables at this stall 🙂
Lots and lots of teolescopes on display from various companies.
Andrew Davies making a comet during Nick Howes’ lecture (Copyright – The knowledge observatory)
The Q & A panel taking questions from the floor 🙂 (Copyright – The knowledge observatory)
93.54g specimen of Barwell with letter detailing the find circumstances from the finder.
275.5g slice of Allende. Lots of lovely CAIs 🙂
Cheesy grin alert! Me holding the large Allende slice.
Luther talking space rocks 🙂
Mine is bigger than yours Nick 😉
Stacey demonstrates the plasma ball to visitors.
The ‘Space dome’ planetarium which was popular with visitors.
Nick Howes on stage performing ‘Summer of 69’
Graham Ensor joined us on the Sunday.
Three amigos 🙂
Graham wins this one 😉
Too busy talking and catching up rather than setting up! (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Too many specimens to discuss from each others collections 🙂 (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Graham and me talking Barwell. (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Me and Graham with our Barwell specimens.
Close up view of mine and Graham’s Barwell specimens.
Graham’s specimens on display.
Some amazing lunar slices in Graham’s display cabinet.
Beautiful hand specimen of Tissint which many visitors got to hold. It’s not every day you get to touch Mars!
Graham and me talking meteorites with interested punters:-) (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Lots of interested folk came to ogle our meteorites. (Copyright Luther Jackson)
Luther explaining orientation using the fantastic Middlesbrough meteorite as a perfect example.
Luther getting animated 🙂
Our Chelyabinsk specimens proved very popular along with the images of this amazing fall.
Although not as busy as other events that we have attended, it did mean that we were able to enjoy extended conversations with people and it was really good to be able to engage with people about a subject we are so passionate about 🙂
Some last minute entries to our competition.
Me stood with Andrew and Sue Davies who pulled off an amazing inaugural event which will hopefully be the first of many! 🙂
Gues the weight of the meteorite competition winner – Emma Williams-Tully 🙂