logologo
HelpLoading...
17 and 18 September 2022Passed
September 2022
Saturday 17
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
Sunday 18
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00

Musée de la météorite

Place Fulbert de Beina, 61300 L'Aigle
  • Orne
  • Normandie

Permanent exhibition of the meteorite

On April 26, 1803, a strong explosion was heard above L'Aigle, and a shower of stones fell around the city…
17 and 18 September 2022Passed
Ville de L'Aigle

On April 26, 1803, a strong explosion was heard above L'Aigle, and a shower of stones fell around the city… A meteorite has fragmented into the atmosphere and thousands of meteoric stones are falling to the ground. The news arrived in Paris, where the Minister of the Interior sent the scientist Jean-Baptiste Biot to carry out an investigation. Biot’s study was the first to demonstrate the extraterrestrial origin of meteorites. The meteorite of L'Aigle then enters the history of science…

Types d'événement
Exposition
Thème 2022
No selection
I agree that the image may be freely used, provided that it is attributed to the author by name and shared under the same conditions.
Conditions de participation
Gratuit

About the location

Musée de la météorite
Place Fulbert de Beina, 61300 L'Aigle
  • Orne
  • Normandie
Tags
Musée, salle d'exposition
On April 28th, 1803, a meteorite broke in the atmosphere and these are thousands of "meteoric" stones which atteigent the ground of The Eagle. To celebrate the bicentenary of the fall of the meteorite, the municipality of The Eagle realised a permanent exhibition of the fragments of this meteorite.