A new paper by Center alumna Dr. Alice Stephant, co-authored with Center Research Scientist Dr. Jemma Davidson, reports the identification of a new group of primitive achondrite meteorites, the tissemouminites. The work redefines the petrological, mineralogical, and geochemical classification criteria for primitive achondrites through investigation of a group of eight meteorites with similarities to acapulcoites […]
2023 Nininger Travel Award recipients announced!
The Buseck Center for Meteorite Studies and School of Earth and Space Exploration are pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Nininger Student Travel Award. The goal of this award is to support attendance of the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) for at least 4 undergraduate and/or graduate students to present their […]
ASU Open Door – Feb 25
Join us to celebrate the sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with ASU and Arizona families, at ASU’s annual Open Door event! 1 PM to 5 PM, Saturday, February 25, 2023. Wonder what you will see and do? Check out a photo gallery of previous years’ events, attended by more than 2,500 adventure seekers. As part of the Open […]
Buseck Symposium – March 9
Please join us for a special, free 1-day symposium on March 9, 2023 addressing the synergy between space exploration and laboratory study of planetary materials. This symposium will celebrate the renaming of the Center for Meteorite Studies in honor of Regents Professor Peter R. Buseck, and open the call for applications for the inaugural BCMS […]
Note: While we usually feature a meteorite that's fallen in the current month, our Curator, Dr. Laurence Garvie, liked this photo so much that we decided to share it now, rather than waiting. Lissa is an ordinary (L6) chondrite that fell at 3:30PM on September 3, 1808, in what is now the Czech Republic, near […]