Catch a Falling Star!
Family-Science Hunt for Micrometeorites
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket… for real!
Falling stars, also known as micrometeorites, fall to Earth quite frequently (over 22,000 tons worth yearly!).
On Saturday, October 8th from 10:30am-2pm, families can learn how to find their own shooting star at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls! HCC geology instructor Steve Winters will be on hand to teach families about the best places to find micrometeorites and how to sift through sand to find the small, shiny beads!
This is a great way to spark interest in astronomy and geology in young students, and is an opportunity to develop skills and interests together as a family- and it’s a free event. For more information, visit www.greatfallsma.org or call 413-863-367 .
[Photo credit: (ccl) Brian Gudzevich]