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December 12, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium 0209 Old Main | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

 

Join us for our Science Under the Dome lectures September through May at the WSU Planetarium.

Join us Wednesday December 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. for Composition of the Michigan Meteorite

Presented by Todd Slisher, Director, Sloan Planetarium

The WSU planetarium has seating for 60 people. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

The Michigan/Hamburg bolide and subsequent meteorite recovery has led to a unique opportunity to for NASA to not only study its composition and materials, but also to test their procedures for planned sample returns from future space missions to the moon, an asteroid and eventually Mars. This presentation will talk about what we currently know of the Michigan/Hamburg meteorite, its composition, origins, fall and recovery. The presentation will also detail the developed testing procedure. The sample that was obtained is being tested both in a cold frozen state, and then also put thought a series of ‘warm’ tests to look for volatiles and other materials. These results will be used to refine our procedures for upcoming sample return missions.

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 313-577-6455 or mccullen@wayne.edu.