Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science
METEORITE FALLS

FURTHER EXPLORATION

FURTHER EXPLORATION

FURTHER EXPLORATION

The American Meteor Society

https://www.amsmeteors.org
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

https://www.imo.net
IMO's collection of meteor observations from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.

The Meteoritical Society

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/
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

https://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/antmet/
Established in 1977, the US Antarctic Meteorite Program has recovered meteorites from many different geographic regions in the Transantarctic Mountains.

Smithsonian Meteorite Collection

https://mineralsciences.si.edu/collections/meteorites.htm
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

https://www.amnh.org/our-research/physical-sciences/earth-and-planetary-sciences/collections/meteorites/
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

https://meteorites.asu.edu
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

https://monnigmuseum.tcu.edu
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

http://meteorites.pdx.edu
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

http://meteorites.fieldmuseum.org/node/12/
The world-class meteorite collection at the Field Museum currently includes 1,593 different meteorites and 12,251 specimens.

Meteorite or Meteo-Wrong?

https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/outreach/Meteorite_ID_sheet.pdf
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.

METEORITES 101

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.

METEORITES 101

This step-by-step guide will show you how to locate possible 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.

RECENT EVENTS

Learn more about Pacific Coast, Washington

Pacific Coast, Washington

March 7, 2018

This event was the most massive fireball seen in weather radar to date, occurring off the coast of Washington state. This is recorded as American Meteor Society event number 914 for 2018.

Learn more about Hamburg, Michigan

Hamburg, Michigan

January 17, 2018

This event was a bright fireball over the Detroit, MI area that was accompanied by numerous reports of sonic booms. This is recorded as American Meteor Society event number 168 for 2018.

Learn more about Park Forest, Illinois

Park Forest, Illinois

March 26, 2003

This meteorite fall, which was one of the largest recorded to date, was reported as very bright and produced numerous, intense sonic booms throughout the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL.

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