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If you think you've found a meteorite and want help identifying it, please email us at rocks@eaaro.org.uk

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1 Jul 2021

EAARO searches for building blocks of life in 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite

EAARO Woodmancote Meteorite fragment

A team of space researchers found parts of a meteorite that burned up over southwest England embedded in a muddy field in Gloucestershire during lockdown. The charcoal-black object was found by analytical chemist Derek Robson on the second day of a ground search near the village of Woodmancote that was organised by members of the East Anglian Astrophysical Research Organisation.

They received special permission from Tewkesbury Council to organise the search during the Covid lockdown after the bright yellow-green fireball was seen in the skies above the UK shortly before 10pm the night of 28 February.

Laboratory analysis [at the University of Loughborough] has now confirmed "an extra-terrestrial meteoritic composition" for the fragments consistent with a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite.

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5 Feb 2021

'Oumuamua sculpture project announcement

Artist impression of Oumuamua

A fantastic new project is underway at EAARO, to complement its search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

'Oumuamua. Is it an alien artifact? An asteroid? Maybe a comet?

A team of volunteers is all set to develop an exciting large-scale sculpture of the first observed interstellar object to leave our solar system faster than it entered.

The 'Oumuamua sculpture will tour nationally and internationally to some of our most prestigious art venues and other high-profile public art sites, allowing for wide engagement in this thrilling art-science initiative.

Read the full press release here.

13 Jan 2021

Quadrantids Meteor Challenge

We need your help detecting the meteors in our observation data from the Quadrantids meteor shower! Join the challenge now! Download the poster.

The audio file can be downloaded here (wav format, 40mb).

Quadrantids Meteor Challenge

Event: Geminid meteor shower - 13-14th Dec

LIVESTREAM from 10pm

The Geminids are strong meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit. This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet.

We will be using antennae and digital receivers to capture radio waves reflecting off the ionised trails of meteors as the enter the atmosphere over southern Europe.

4 Oct 2020

World Space Week

EAARO are proud to be part of World Space Week!

World Space Week
1 Sep 2020

Data center update

After several months focused on establishing other operations, development of EAARO's data centre is underway once more. Preparation and cabling of the server room are nearly complete, and volunteer Rob has begun examining and formatting the servers donated to EAARO by GE last year. We're looking forward to some super computing!

16 Jul 2020

Junior Volunteering at EAARO

Junior Volunteering at EAARO

Join EAARO’s Junior Team and participate in real meaningful space research with a fast growing UK Space Research Organisation. If you are under 16 and want to get involved please contact us at junior.team@eaaro.org.uk.

27 May 2020

Cambridge neutrino observatory

EAARO MiNE Mini Neutrino Experiment

EAARO has plans to build a compact neutrino observatory in the east of england. Using bespoke cherenkov detectors, the team will search for weakly interacting neutrinos along with other cosmic particles generated by high energy astronomical events.

Our Mission:

An educational charity to encourage and inspire people to pursue STEM subjects, while undertaking meaningful space research projects.

With thanks to:

Go Stargazing General Electric Grid Solutions North Ronaldsay Trust The National Space Centre The British Interplanetary Society ESERO Papworth Trust Urban and Civic Space Research Centre ITEXS Extreme Scaffolding

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