Invited by Mr. Li Nai Yiu, the President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre, and Mr. Chan Ki Hung, the Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum, Dr. Ming Chen from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered an academic seminar entitled as “Meteorite impact crater and the discovery of the first meteorite impact crater in China”, in the Hong Kong Space Museum on October 30, 2010. Dr. Chen introduced the background knowledge of the meteorite impact crater, the history of investigation on Chinese impact crater, and the confirmation of the Xiuyan crater. The audience show great interest in Chen’s seminar.
Mr. Chan Ki Hung, the Curator of the Hong Kong Space Museum, indicated that Dr. Ming Chen delivers an exciting report about meteorite impact carters, and that this report shows vivid, popular and easy to understanding content. Based on the academic significance of meteorite impact crater and the highly concern from ordinary folks, Mr. Chanexpresses the desire to make an exhibition for the Xiuyan crater in the Hong Kong Space Museum, in order to let more citizen of Hong Kong to learn the knowledge of impact crater on the one hand, on the other hand to introduce this Chinese scientific achievement to overseas through this museum platform.
Each year, the Hong Kong Space Museum invited many scientists from around the world to deliver scientific seminar, especially in astronomy and planetary sciences.
（News by Laboratory of Extreme Condition Geology and Geochemistry ofGIGCAS on Nov 3,2010）