Please join us the evening of Friday, October 21st for a lecture celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies and its history of cutting edge meteoritical research, as well as world class meteorite collection!
Dr. Timothy J. McCoy, Curator-in-Charge of the Meteorite Collection at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and Participating Scientist on NASA's Dawn mission, will speak about the latest results of Dawn, currently in orbit around the asteroid Vesta.
Location: Carson Ballroom at Old Main, ASU Tempe Campus.
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parking: ASU Tempe is a large, pedestrian-friendly campus, much of which is inaccessible to public vehicles. ASU Parking and Transit Services maintains up-to-date maps of parking options on the campus, listing both paid and free ticketed parking lots, as well as metered parking lots.
Astronomy Open House
After the lecture, join us for telescope viewing, a hands-on meteorite display and more space-related fun for the whole family at the School of Earth and Space Exploration Astronomy Open House. The Open House takes place on the roof of Bateman Physical Sciences H-wing (MAP), a short walk from Old Main. Learn more about the Astronomy Open House programs throughout the Fall 2011 semester at the Astronomy Open House website.
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ASU Center for Meteorite Studies
The Arizona State University Center for Meteorite Studies, home to the world’s largest university-based meteorite collection, creates new knowledge about the origin of our planetary system through the study of meteorites so that we may understand the pathway to forming habitable worlds. The Center is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with students, educators and the general public by providing educational opportunities that expand awareness and understanding of the science of meteoritics. In support of its research and education activities, the Center aggressively pursues cutting edge conservation approaches for its existing meteorite collection, while also seeking new, significant meteorite samples, so that they may be made accessible to the local and international public and science community for posterity.