Celebrating an Impact
The Celebrating An Impact event took place in the North West Highlands Geopark during the weekend of Sep 30th and 1st Oct 2023 to discuss the latest theories related to the Stac Fada asteroid impact dated to 1.2 billion years ago. The event brought together a group of eminent Geologists all of whom have studied the Stac Fada impact ejecta and the associated evidence in the field.
The weekend comprised of a number of introductory talks, which you can view by clicking the links below, followed by a field trip to the Bay of Stoer where the evidence contained within the ejected material was examined. The whole event proved to be extremely informative and very enjoyable for all who attended or joined via Zoom.
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Please note that some of the audio for the first presentation – Impact Craters by Annemarie Pickersgill – failed to record. The slides were unaffected so the full presentation can be viewed.
Please note that some of the audio for the first presentation - Impact Craters by Annemarie Pickersgill - failed to record. The slides were unaffected so the full presentation can be viewed.
The Stac Fada impact; before, during and after, what we think we know and what we don’t know – Dr Ken Amor, Oxford University
Shock Processes learned from Ries Impact Crater applied to Stac Fada – Emeritus Professor Adrian Jones, UCL
Unravelling the mysteries of the Stoer Group and Stac Fada ‘meteorite impact ejecta layer’ – a mapping project on Achiltibuie Shore – Dr Patrick Cossey, Stafford University (retired)
Lateral variations in the Stac Fada impact ejecta deposit, NW Scotland – Dr Mike Simms, National Museum of N Ireland