Jan

2

2019

Gallery open again

Holiday Closure (December 22nd through January 1st)

Location: UCLA Meteorite Gallery
Time: 9AM

The Meteorite Gallery will be closed for the Holidays from Saturday, December 22nd through Tuesday, January 1st. We will be open to the public again on Wednesday, January 2, 2019!

Dec

22

2018

Happy Holidays

Holiday closure

Location: UCLA Meteorite Gallery
Time: 9AM

The Meteorite Gallery will be closed for the Holidays from Saturday, December 22nd through Tuesday, January 1st. Happy Holidays to everyone and a Happy New Year!

Dec

2

2018

Dr. Aaron Celestian

Minerals, Microbes, and Mars

Location: Geology 3656
Time: 2:30PM

Celestian collaborates with JPL scientists in a search for signs of ancient life preserved in minerals on Earth. Using non-destructive analytical methods, they measure biosignatures (like beta-carotene) in crystals that are thousands or even millions of years old. Their findings will help assess data from NASA missions to Mars and the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter, places that may harbor life.

Nov

4

2018

Exploring Your Universe 2018

Science Outreach

Location: UCLA campus - Court of Sciences
Time: 12PM

Exploring Your Universe is UCLA’s annual science festival, educating and inspiring over 7,000 visitors each year! Launch bottle rockets, make comets, do chemistry and physics experiments, touch brains, see fossils, and much more! Exploring Your Universe will also offer planetarium shows, science talks, and telescope viewings! Exploring Your Universe is free and appropriate for all ages! For more information, visit https://www.exploringyouruniverse.org/

Oct

28

2018

Prof. John Wasson

Discovery, recovery and disposition of the 3-ton Old Woman meteorite, the second largest meteorite found in the USA

Location: Geology 3656
Time: 2:30PM

The Old Woman meteorite was discovered by prospectors in the Old Woman Mountains NE of 29 Palms. They filed a placer mining claim. They tried to sell it to the Smithsonian but a visit to the site showed it was on BLM land and the Smithsonian/BLM claimed it. Numerous lawsuits followed; these were followed by letters to the Smithsonian from the entire California congressional delegation, who demanded that the meteorite be exhibited in California. The Smithsonian yielded and it has been in the one-room BLM museum in Barstow since 1980.