Pick My Project is an initiative of the Victorian State government whereby the community can vote on a submitted project of their choice.
I am Kay Ball and a keen fan of the Murchison meteorite!
My project in partnership with Murchison & District Historical Society is called: RARE AS MOON DUST – 50 YEARS SINCE MURCHISON METEORITE LANDED, a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing of the world-famous Murchison meteorite on 28th September 1969.
We will celebrate over the month of September 2019 with major events on the weekend of 27th, 28th and 29th. Activities planned range from fantastic sound and light cosmos show, re-enactment of the sonic boom that heralded the arrival of the meteorite, installation of an iconic sculpture in the gardens, unveiling of a mural, presentations by high profile guest speakers, stargazing and laser light show, space treasure hunt for children, book launch, display of meteorite and other exotic minerals, commemorative souvenirs and lots of fun! The event will offer an opportunity to acknowledge the significance of the Murchison meteorite and further our understanding of how it has added to world-wide knowledge of our solar system.
The opportunity to vote has already opened and will continue until 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018. Anyone who lives within 50km of Murchison and is 16 years or older is eligible to vote for this project.
To register your vote simply visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au, or facebook.com/pickmyproject or ‘phone 1800 797 818.
I do hope you will consider to vote for this project that will fund the celebration of this important event that has resulted in a significant contribution to science. It will not only bring visitors to the region in September 2019, it will also provide ongoing attractions such as the planned sculpture by notable artist James Geurts, that will identify our town with an amazing event, the landing of the Murchison meteorite, now and into the future.
Your vote can make this happen!
OCTOBER UPDATE: WE WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL IN OUR APPLICATION – THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR THE PROJECT,
KAY BALL, PRESIDENT, MURCHISON & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY