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The Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies (est. 1961) is one of Arizona State University’s first-established research institutes. Our mission is to create and share new knowledge in the field of meteoritics and allied disciplines through: 1. Cutting-edge research on understanding the origin of our Solar System and planets, including the pathways to forming habitable worlds. 2. Curation and distribution of one of the finest meteorite collections in the world. 3. Broad dissemination of the latest scientific results and education at local, national and global scales.


Apply for the 2022 Nininger Travel Award

Apply by January 24, 2022. The Nininger Student Travel Award supports attendance of the 2022 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) of 4 School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) undergraduate and graduate students, to present their latest results in the field of meteoritics and planetary sciences. Awards will be up to $1000 for those attending […]

Where are we now? Matt Sanborn

Catch up with Center alumni through this periodic feature! Dr. Matthew Sanborn received his doctoral degree in 2012, from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. His dissertation research in the Center (The petrogenesis of angrites and martian meteorites inferred from isotope and trace element systematics) focused on understanding the petrogenesis of angrite meteorites […]

Season’s Greetings!

Compliments of the Season and best wishes for the New Year, from the Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies!                             This photograph shows an area of metal in Oued Bourdim 001 stain-etched with sodium bisulfite. The kamacite is stained a kaleidoscope of colors. […]

BCMS60: Mr. Herbert G. Fales

To celebrate of 60 years of the BCMS, we’re posting stories of historical Center events, new research initiatives, exciting outreach programs, conservation and growth of the Center’s invaluable meteorite collection. We invite you to follow us on social media, and share your memories and photos of the Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies using #CMS60. In […]