Public lecture IV “Meteors, meteorites, and their parent bodies”

The third Stardust-R public lecture “Meteors, meteorites, and their parent bodies”  will be delivered by Dr Mirel Birlan during the Stardust-R third training school. The talk will take place on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 19:00 (CET) via a video conference link that will be provided later.

Correlating meteors and meteorites with their exact source bodies has been a long standing challenge. Answering this requires the interplay of telescopic, laboratory, and dynamical research. Astronomical measurements of near-Earth asteroids, as possible analogs to more frequent meteorite deliveries, have forged ahead to encompass more than 1,000 individual objects. Dynamics of meteors obtained by extended allsky networks reveals robust statistics and possible relation with parent bodies populations. This talk will focus on the intersection of the telescopic and the allsky data with dynamical models and the latest results for major meteorite classes.