Meteoritics group


We are exploring the origins and evolution of the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids and comets.



Dating chondrite meteorites and studying their chemical and mineral composition.

The Moon

Studying the origin and early evolution of the Moon.

The changing Sun

Understanding historical and current solar activity.


Studying material from comet 81P/Wild, collected by NASA's Stardust spacecraft.

Meteorite blog

Catch up with the latest meteorite news.

Group members

Origins, evolution and futures research

Natural history specimens reveals the past, present and future of life, the solar system and Earth.

Mineral and planetary science research

Investigating the fundamental geological processes that shape our planet and the solar system.

Meteorite collections

The Museum houses one of the world's finest collections of meteorites, with around 5,000 individual pieces from 2,000 meteorites.