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The Exhibition Devoted to the Fall of the Meteorite Will Open in Yekaterinburg
21.03.2013 17:33
The Exhibition Devoted to the Fall of the Meteorite Will Open in Yekaterinburg

The exhibition dedicated to the fall of the meteorite in the Chelyabinsk region that will show its fragments will open on Friday in Yekaterinburg in the Ural Geological Museum of the Mining University.


At the opening of the exhibition the visitors may learn how to distinguish mouse burrows in the snow from falling points of a meteorite, examine the samples and thin sections from Chelyabinsk meteorite under a microscope and in the binocular. Finally, you can take a master class of a meteorite searcher. The centre of the exhibition will be the samples of the meteorites collected by the expedition of the Ural Geology Museum of the Mining University, the largest of them weighs 100 grams.


Aside from Chelyabinsk meteorite, the exhibition will feature the largest collection of meteorites in the Urals that includes more than 40 exhibits, among them are the fragments of Kunashak, Sverdlovsk meteorites.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Chelyabinsk meteorite Yekaterinburg   

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