Center for Meteorite Studies

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** Due to a substantial rise in demand as well as budget constraints and staff limitations, the Meteorite Identification Program was suspended in 2010**  

*FOR ONE DAY ONLY, CMS staff will be on hand to inspect potential meteorite specimens in person. Meteorite enthusiasts can take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn if their unusual sample is indeed a meteorite!  Only one sample will be identified per person. Center for Meteorite Studies staff will only be available for this special walk-in service during the Night of the Open Door event.


Address:

The Center no longer analyzes or identifies potential meteorites for the general public. If you believe you have found a meteorite and would like to have it identified, click here. The Center for Meteorite Studies is in no way responsible for any specimens sent to the Center, nor is the Center responsible for returning them to senders.

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies
School of Earth & Space Exploration
PO Box 876004
Tempe, AZ 85287-6004  

Phone (information and outreach voicemail):

Messages requesting meteorite identification will not be returned, as the Center no longer analyzes or identifies potential meteorites for the general public. If you believe you have found a meteorite and would like to have it identified, click here. The Center for Meteorite Studies is in no way responsible for any specimens sent to the Center, nor is the Center responsible for returning them to senders.

The Center for Meteorite Studies does not track fireballs or investigate potential meteorite craters.

(480) 965-6511

For information on visiting the Meteorite Gallery, select option 1.

If you are interested in our outreach program or a loanable education module, select option 2 to leave a message for our Outreach and Education Coordinator.


Email:

Emails requesting meteorite identification will not be returned, as the Center no longer analyzes or identifies potential meteorites for the general public. If you believe you have found a meteorite and would like to have it identified, click here. The Center for Meteorite Studies is in no way responsible for any specimens sent to the Center, nor is the Center responsible for returning them to senders.

The Center for Meteorite Studies does not track fireballs or investigate potential meteorite craters.

To email the Center, click here.  Response time may vary depending on staff availability.


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