What a day for Project Stardust! I was invited by Dr. Martin Bizzarro to join his team at the University of Copenhagen for a new study investigating the origins of micrometeorites by measuring certain isotopes in fresh cosmic particles from urban environments.
This is a missing piece in the puzzle about how life on Earth began! We’ll be using analyses and equipment never before used in the study of micrometeorites.
Dr. Bizzarro is Director of the Center for Star and Planet Formation, a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for research in cosmochemistry, astrophysics, and astronomy located at the Natural National History Museum of Denmark.
Today also included a lecture for the scientists in Dr. Bizzarro’s team, plus other interested students and faculty at the University of Copenhagen and Natural History Museum. One of the most interested audiences, ever! This is a milestone for our Project Stardust.
If you too want a lecture, just me at email@example.com, and we can discuss how to make it happen. This is what I do, and I love it!
If you are curious, please check out these two books: Star Hunter, about how I discovered the world’s first urban micrometeorite, and In Search of Stardust, about the methodology I use to collect and study micrometeorites.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see how this exciting project develops. If you have questions, please leave a comment on social media, and I will get back to you asap. Meanwhile, enjoy!