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140826 - Appley Bridge meteorite talk & book launch 13th Oct
There is a new book being published soon on the Appley Bridge meteorite. It has been written by Russell Parry who is an Appley Bridge local with the foreword written by Dr. David Gelsthorpe of the Manchester Museum.

This is the fascinating story of the fall and find of the Appley Bridge meteorite in 1914 as told through newspaper reports and archive documents of the time. It tells the story of the confusion with enemy Zeppelins, the confiscation of the meteorite by the police and its subsequent release for analysis.
The book includes previously unseen photographs of the meteorite and images provided by various organisations around the World. The current locations of samples of the meteorite are also listed together with articles and publications on the meteorite


Comment from the Natural History Museum after reading a proof copy:

Very good - easy to read', 'very informative', lovely design and style


More details of the book can be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Appl ... 8508308197?

Russell is giving a talk at the local Museum of Wigan life at 19:00hrs on 13th October 2014. The talk is free to attend and will mark the 100th anniversary of the fall. The book will also be launched then with copies available on the night. Details of the museum are below:

http://www.wlct.org/wigan/museums-archives/mowl/

The flyer for the event is shown below:

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BIMS members will also be in attendance on the night putting on a small display of meteorites for visitors to see and hold.

Forum link: 140826 - Appley Bridge meteorite talk & book launch 13th Oct, first posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:08 pm

140802 - Image of the Month for August
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It's two in a row for Mike Simms this month with an image of his 650g Korra Korrabes (H3) specimen. Korra Korrabes is a Namibian find, first discovered within the Gibeon strewnfield during 1996. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

Please could members send me some more images, the virtual cupboard is actually bare!

Forum link: 140802 - Image of the Month for August, first posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 am

140630 - Image of the Month for July
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This month I had the choice of two images kindly provided by Mike Simms. I couldn't resist this 5.6g Itqiy (EH7-an) specimen as I do find myself drawn to unusual classifications. Itqiy is the ONLY specimen in the Meteoritical Bulletin database with the EH7-an classification. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

I'm still looking for more image of the month submissions, as always!

Forum link: 140630 - Image of the Month for July, first posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:50 pm

140624 - Natural History Museum - Meteorite Group Blog
Thank you to David Entwistle for pointing out that the Natural History Museum (London) Meteorite Group have started a blog about their work

Forum link: 140624 - Natural History Museum - Meteorite Group Blog, first posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:00 pm

140624 - Image of the Month - Catch Up!
After almost 5 years of never being more than a few days late for an "Image of the Month" update, events overtook me recently and I missed a couple of months, today I've added the (late) June image and missing April and May images:

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April: Gibeon (Iron, IVA), courtesy of Barry Lee

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May: Cold Bokkeveld (CM2), courtesy of Mark Crawford.

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June: Campo del Cielo (Iron, IAB-MG), courtesy of David Entwistle

Click here to view the June image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

Apologies for the delay on these. The members listed above will note that some of these are images were sent to me a considerable time ago, I really don't have any images left for future months now. PLEASE could active members try to send me some images to replenish the supplies! Contact me via the forum if you need my email address.

Forum link: 140624 - Image of the Month - Catch Up!, first posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:55 pm

140303 - Image of the Month for March 2014
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This months exemplary specimen is a 5.2g part-slice of the 97 year old Scottish fall Strathmore (L6). The image was kindly provided by Kieron Heard. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

More image of the month submissions are always welcome!

Forum link: 140303 - Image of the Month for March 2014, first posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:55 pm

140202 - Image of the Month for February 2014
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Just a year ago this month the Chelyabinsk (LL5) meteorite entered the Earth's atmosphere in the most spectacular style before peppering the local area with meteorites. This months image of an excellent 127g individual was kindly provided by Mike Simms. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

Naturally, more image of the month submissions are, as always, welcome.

Forum link: 140202 - Image of the Month for February 2014, first posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:27 pm

140125 - BIMS display of meteorites at Ensisheim 2014
BIMS members Martin Goff, Graham Ensor and Luther Jackson will be putting on a display of UK and Irish meteorites at this year's Ensisheim Show in June. The display is titled "BRITISH AND IRISH METEORITES - Exhibit of Selected Meteorite Samples from the Collections of British and Irish Meteorite Society (BIMS) Members".

They will also be showcasing BIMS activities by highlighting some of the previous displays BIMS members have put on. The meteorite show is held every year in June in the French town of Ensisheim. The historic meteorite of Ensisheim that fell in 1492 is still displayed in the Regency Palace there. The website for the town will have more details on the show soon and can be seen here. I am sure Martin, Graham and Luther will show off some of what BIMS is about and spread the word about our society.

Forum link: 140125 - BIMS display of meteorites at Ensisheim 2014, first posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:36 am

140116 - BBC Stargazing Live at Leicester University
BIMS members Martin Goff, Graham Ensor and Luther Jackson recently attended a BBC Stargazing Live event held at Leicester University. They had a great evening and were kept busy all night with plenty of visitors stopping by their display. A writeup of the event and some photos can be seen here.

Also as usual they ran a competition to guess the weight of the meteorite with the winner getting 3 x NWA 869 meteorites as a prize :-) The lucky winner has just been drawn and is...... drum roll please.......... Harry Jethwa. Congratulations Harry :-)

Forum link: 140116 - BBC Stargazing Live at Leicester University, first posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:37 pm

131227 - Image of the Month for January 2014
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The new year brings us a part-slice of Tulia (b), one of Nininger's finds from 1917.The image was kindly provided by Barry Lee. Click here to view the image in the Gallery or here for our archive of all previous "Image of the Month" images.

I know I risk sounding like a broken record, but more image of the month submissions are, as always, welcome.

Forum link: 131227 - Image of the Month for January 2014, first posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:06 pm

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