Shooting stars on camera: colour, composition and contrasts

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Learn how to observe and photograph meteor showers and test if a rock is from outer space with a group of secondary-school scientists.

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Join students from William Perkin Church of England High School, who have been working with Imperial researchers to collect data on the origin, trajectory, speed, and composition of meteors from different meteor showers. Learn from these young budding scientists how to observe and photograph meteor showers yourself, and test rocks to see which are terrestrial and which are from outer space using magnets.