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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
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.
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).
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 May 2020
Cambridge neutrino observatory
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.
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