Find out when scientists first identified meteorites.More about Collections and Specimens
Captivated by televised sequences of the 1969 moon landing as a child, Sara has ever since been fascinated by space exploration and planetary evolution. A specialist in meteorites, she has conducted field trips to numerous deserts and also Antarctica, one of the best sites in the world for the collection of unique specimens due to less weathering, leading to less alteration in rock surfaces (meteorites that have fallen in Antarctica can last for millions of years).
Sara is fascinated by the rich histories that meteorites hold within their structures and marvels at how far science has developed since the 1800s, to understand these space rocks. Sara enjoys sharing and exploring this type of information with her colleagues in the Museum, and has been very active in working on space programmes to explore the moon.
Find out about the event that inspired Sara to become a scientist.
Find out when scientists first identified meteorites.
Find out about some of the more bizarre objects in the collection.
Learn about a meteorite in the collection that is similar in composition to the sun.
Listen to Sara talk about collecting meteorites across the world.
Hear how working life at the Museum has changed.
Listen to Sara describe her job interview.
Discover how more women are now working in meteoritics.