Jan

11

2015

John Wasson

Tektites: Glasses produced by the impact melting of sediments.

Location: Slichter 3853
Time: 2:30PM

Dec

7

2014

Alan Rubin

Shocked Meteorites

Location: Slichter 3853
Time: 2:30PM

This lecture will discuss the numerous impact features in chondritic meteorites and the information these provide regarding the thermal histories of asteroids.

Nov

16

2014

Meteorite Gallery and other venues

Exploring Your Universe (a Science Open House).

Location: Slichter 3853
Time: 12PM

Instead of a talk on meteorites this month the Gallery is taking part in the outreach event Exploring Your Universe (EYU) from 12 till 5. The event is mainly focused on research in Planetary Science and Astrophysics. There are numerous exhibits and demonstrations and also wide ranging lecture topics occurring throughout the afternoon. Visit the EYU website.

Oct

26

2014

Peter Utas

Discovery and recovery of meteorites from the California Deserts.

Location: Slichter 3853
Time: 2:30PM

This lecture will discuss which terrains are best suited for hunting meteorites, give examples of recoveries, and briefly illustrate the tracks made by meteorites that have moved across the surface of dry lakes.

Sep

28

2014

Paul Warren

Major Messages of Moon Meteorites

Location: Slichter 3853
Time: 2:30PM

This lecture will briefly cover how we recognize lunar meteorites, what they add to our knowledge of the Moon, and why for many purposes the Apollo lunar samples are still supremely important. This lecture will briefly cover how we recognize lunar meteorites, what they add to our knowledge of the Moon, and why for many purposes the Apollo lunar samples are still supremely important.