The American Meteor Society
The mission of AMS is to encourage and promote research activities of both amateur
and professional astronomers who are directly interested in meteoric astronomy.
The International Meteor Organization
IMO's collection of meteor observations from all around the world ensures
the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and
The Meteoritical Society
Our members include over 1000 scientists and enthusiasts from 52 countries
who study meteorites, cosmic dust, asteroids, comets, samples returned by
space missions, impact craters, and the origins of the Solar System.
NASA Antarctic Meteorite Collection
Established in 1977, the US Antarctic Meteorite Program has recovered meteorites
from many different geographic regions in the Transantarctic Mountains.
Smithsonian Meteorite Collection
The Department of Mineral Sciences maintains a world-class research collection of
rocks, minerals and meteorites. Specimens from the research collection are available
for loan to researchers, in most cases free of charge.
American Museum of Natural History Meteorite Collection
Besides containing 12,000 of the finest mineral specimens ever known, the collection
included 580 meteorite specimens representing nearly 500 different falls and finds.
ASU Center For Meteorite Studies
The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to over 40,000 individual specimens
representing more than 2,000 distinct meteorite falls and finds, and our collection
is actively used for geological, planetary, and space science research at ASU and
throughout the world.
TCU Meteorite Collection
The Monnig Meteorite Collection and Gallery's focus is to facilitate education in,
and advance the current-state of knowledge of, the origins and history of our Solar
System through public outreach, research, and growth of the Collection.
Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory
The mission of our laboratory is to conduct meteorite research to help understand
our place in the universe, and to share this knowledge with the wider community.
Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies
The world-class meteorite collection at the Field Museum currently includes 1,593
different meteorites and 12,251 specimens.
Meteorite or Meteo-Wrong?
Have you ever wondered if that "interesting rock" is a meteorite? Here are some clues
that are used to help distinguish real meteorites from terrestrial and manmade materials.
This step-by-step guide will show you how to locate meteorite fall sites
using radar software and weather data along with info provided by reporting
agencies and monitoring systems.
These instructions will show you how to best preserve the meteorites you
discover and how to make contact with the organizations that are willing
to accept and analyze your find.
Don't know exactly what a meteorite is, what they are made of or where
they come from? If that's the case, we have provided a mini-"crash"
course in what you need to know about them.
It turns out that meteorites have provided us a lot of scientific insight,
not only into the origins of our solar system and planet Earth, but what
the future might hold for mankind.