Center for Meteorite Studies

CB Moore at Sedona Gem and Mineral Show, 2006Founding Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies, Dr. Carleton B. Moore, has been inducted into the Mineralogical Society of Arizona's Hall of Fame!  This award recognizes, among other things, Dr. Moore's many contributions to education and public outreach through presentations to schools and clubs in Arizona (Photo: Dr. Carleton B. Moore hosts the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies booth at the Sedona Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show. Image credit: ASU/CMS).

Dr. Moore was editor of the journal Meteoritics for 20 years. He was a member of the Lunar Sample Preliminary Examination Team for the Apollo program, and a principal investigator for the returned lunar sample program for all the Apollo missions. Dr. Moore’s research efforts have focused on the geochemistry of meteorites, lunar samples and analytical geochemical problems. Additional research interests have taken advantage of the great statistical depth present in the Center for Meteorite Studies collections, including statistical studies of meteorite compositions and homogeneity, the origin of the low calcium achondrites, trace elements in iron meteorites, and high- and low-temperature phases, including organic compounds, in carbonaceous chondrites.

Carleton B. MooreDr. Moore received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1960, and served as Founding Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies for over 40 years.  In 2011, on the occasion of the Center's 50th anniversary, the ASU meteorite collection – the largest university meteorite collection in the world – was officially named the Carleton B. Moore Meteorite Collection

(Photo: Dr. Carleton B. Moore at work in the early days of the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies. Image credit: ASU/CMS).

You can read more about the Mineralogical Society of Arizona's Hall of Fame here!


Category: CMS News

Comments are closed.

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube

Sign Up for Center Updates!

Be the first to learn about CMS events and news; sign up for email updates here!


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

Benguerir

November’s meteorite of the month is Benguerir, an (LL6) ordinary chondrite that fell in Morocco in 2004. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 89): A meteorite shower was witnessed to …


Upcoming Events

November 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
October 29, 2017 October 30, 2017 October 31, 2017 November 1, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4, 2017
November 5, 2017 November 6, 2017 November 7, 2017 November 8, 2017 November 9, 2017 November 10, 2017 November 11, 2017
November 12, 2017 November 13, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 15, 2017 November 16, 2017 November 17, 2017 November 18, 2017

Earth and Space Exploration Day

Earth and Space Exploration Day
November 19, 2017 November 20, 2017 November 21, 2017 November 22, 2017 November 23, 2017 November 24, 2017 November 25, 2017
November 26, 2017 November 27, 2017 November 28, 2017 November 29, 2017 November 30, 2017 December 1, 2017 December 2, 2017