From another place – March – April 2017

An exhibition of electron microscopy images of meteorite samples from beyond our world

Plymouth & District Mind is incredibly excited to have been involved in the ‘From Another Place’ exhibition with Plymouth University.  This was such an exceptional opportunity for the people of Plymouth to experience and learn about the universe around us and to hear more about the incredible stories behind each meteorite. We were also very humbled that the proceeds from the online auction were donated to Plymouth & District Mind. The funds raised will be used to grow our peer support network for mums experiencing mild-moderate mental health problems during pregnancy, or in the year after giving birth. This currently affects around one in five women in the UK. Meteorites, it seems, are not only vital for our scientific understanding, but they can play a key role in promoting mental wellbeing! 

Plymouth University had a team of high-profile meteorite scientists from around the globe lending their support to this project by sponsoring a print with their name and a description or story about their chosen meteorite, including Prof. Monica Grady, professor of Space Sciences at the Open University, UK; Dr Mike Zolensky, curator of the astromaterials research collection at NASA Johnson Space Center; and Prof. Sara Russell, head of mineral & planetary sciences at the Natural History Museum, London, to name a few.

After the exhibition, the framed prints have been auctioned off online, individually, to the highest bidder and all proceeds will be donated to Plymouth & District Mind. Please do visit the exhibition to experience the beautiful images and the story behind these meteorites from far flung places!