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September 28th, 2012

On September 24, Collections & Research Committee Member and private meteorite collector Terry Boudreaux donated and loaned specimens of a freshly fallen meteorite to the Museum’s Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. The meteorite produced a fireball associated with a sonic boom before it hit the ground near Battle Mountain, NV on August 23. The meteorite is tentatively classified as an ordinary chondrite of type L6. 

September 04th, 2012

 A two day Biosynthesis meeting was held on August 29 & 30, which worked toward the goal of engaging students of partnering institutions to aid in capturing data from scientific collections; thus relieving some of the taxonomic impediment.

August 30th, 2012

Chicago Wilderness serves as a model for regional partnering that channels the knowledge of natural resource managers, scientists and researchers into practical place-based resources.

August 29th, 2012

Reflections on the discovery, announced this month, of an entirely new spider family discovered in Oregon caves.

August 25th, 2012

There is nothing like a long car trip to appreciate the wonder of North American birds.

August 17th, 2012

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies hosts five high-school students and three undergraduate students students this summer. They receive a unique hands-on education with meteorite-related laboratory work and collections management projects. On our website and on our Facebook page we will feature brief presentations of them, their projects and experience at the RAPC.

http://meteorites.fieldmuseum.org/

August 08th, 2012

A simple formula to convert from Decimal Degrees to Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds.

August 01st, 2012

Photos highlighting discoveries and happenings in the Calumet region

July 30th, 2012

Last week I was in Green Bay, Wisc., for the American Arachnological Society meeting, which brought together about 100 researchers working with spiders and other arachnids.

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