Blog Posts

May 03rd, 2012

Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Philipp Heck and co-authors from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Germany had their paper on the first isotopic analysis of sulfur-rich comet dust published in the April issue of the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. The dust was captured during a flyby of Comet Wild 2 by NASA’s Stardust Mission and returned to Earth.

April 26th, 2012

Here are the pictures from Member's Night this year. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

April 23rd, 2012

With the recent loans of specimens from museums in Alaska and Canada, the "LinEpig" ID gallery now has more 200 North American species of Dwarf Spiders posted online.

April 03rd, 2012

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region

March 27th, 2012

William Faulkner was certainly a great author, but he didn't know much about vultures.

March 18th, 2012

Our specimens come to us in many different ways, one is off of roads.

March 13th, 2012

In which we search the collection for every little oddball family, for our picture gallery.

March 08th, 2012


Collections and Research Committee Member Terry Boudreaux and fellow meteorite collector Greg Hupé donated a beautifully polished 4.9-gram-slice of a rare, ungrouped achondritic meteorite (NWA 6704) to The Field Museum. The petrology, the elemental and oxygen isotopic composition share characteristics of different meteorite groups and does not allow to group it with any known group.


March 07th, 2012

The Field Museum's Division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo) has developed a Rapid Color Guide for Common Spiders of the Chicago Region.


February 29th, 2012

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region