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Celebrate World Space Week 2017

Celebrate World Space Week 2017 with the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies! Follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter for updates during World Space Week! Fun facts, meteorite photos, and …

Behind the Scenes - Hayabusa Mission

Delve into current research at the Center with this periodic news feature, and catch a glimpse of what our students and scientists are working on right now! Good things come …

Center student receives Wiley Award

Congratulations to Center Ph.D. Candidate Daniel Dunlap for receiving the 2017 Wiley Award, given each year for outstanding oral presentations by students at the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society! …

New paper on meteorite parent bodies

While we know that the majority of meteorites recovered on Earth originate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, determining exactly which asteroids specific meteorites come from is a …

Ask a Curator Day 2017 - Sep 13

Ask a Curator Day 2017 is is almost here! For one day only, September 13, curators around the world are standing by to answer your questions! Use the hashtag #AskaCurator …

Perseid Meteor Shower!

The Perseid meteor shower is at its peak August 11 to 13, so make sure to take in the show!  The yearly Perseid meteor shower is the result of Earth's …

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse at ASU!

Look no further astronomy lovers, the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU is hosting a Solar Eclipse 2017 viewing experience on Monday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us on Hayden Lawn …

Center Welcomes Gabriel de Souza Franco!

We are pleased to welcome Gabriel de Souza Franco, a new Ph.D. student in the Center for Meteorite Studies!  Gabriel received his M.Sc. in 2017, from the University of Brasilia, …

Center Members Present Research at MetSoc!

This July, members of the Center for Meteorite Studies joined colleauges from around the world to present new findings at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (MetSoc) held …

Asteroid Named for Center Assistant Director!

Congratulations to Center Assistant Director Devin Schrader for having an asteroid named in his honor! Asteroid (117581) Devinschrader was discovered in 2005 by Mount Lemmon Survey at Mount Lemmon, Arizona. …

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Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunities!

The Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Associates.  Click here for details!

Meteorite of the Month


October’s meteorite of the month is Apt, an (L6) ordinary chondrite that fell October 8, 1803, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. A report of the fall was …

Upcoming Events

October 2017
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Earth and Space Open House

Earth and Space Open House
October 14, 2017
October 15, 2017 October 16, 2017 October 17, 2017

Annual Shoemaker Memorial Lecture

Annual Shoemaker Memorial Lecture
October 18, 2017 October 19, 2017 October 20, 2017 October 21, 2017
October 22, 2017 October 23, 2017 October 24, 2017 October 25, 2017 October 26, 2017 October 27, 2017 October 28, 2017
October 29, 2017 October 30, 2017 October 31, 2017 November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4, 2017