Wherein I meet our collective origins. Huge thanks to Dr. Philipp Heck for helping to create this episode. His research is totally out of this world. Read more about Starstuff and Nanodiamonds
Blogs & Videos: Rocks
CSI Meteorites: I guess you could say this show is.... astronomical.
Special thanks to Jim Holstein for helping out with this episode! and letting me hold a PIECE OF MARS
Read more about Meteorites From Spaaaaaace!
Philipp Heck, James Holstein, and graduate student Levke Koeoep attended the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Edmonton, Alberta earlier this month. Read more about Field Museum meteorite research presented at the MetSoc Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta
The first scientific paper describing the almost local meteorite Mifflin that fell on April 14, 2010 in southwestern Wisconsin got published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. The Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies Philipp Heck is a member of the international consortium who studied the space rock and co-author of the study. Pieces of Mifflin are on public display at the Field Museum and are part of the meteorite collection. Read more about Mifflin Meteorite Results Published in Meteoritics & Planetary Science
The Field Museum has acquired six pieces of an extremely important Martian meteorite that was hurled into space about 700,000 years ago when Mars collided with an asteroid. Read more about Martian meteorite Tissint arrived at Robert A. Pritzker Center
Please check out our blogs and photos from our field work in Antarctica. For our expedition we are part of the Russian Antarctic Expedition and are also collaborating with the Geological Survey of India. Read more about Antarctica Expedition
The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies' mission is to enhance our knowledge of nature through rigorous scientific studies in meteoritics, the planetary sciences and polar studies. Read more about New website for the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies
Alex describes his 2011 summer internship project involving the digitization of Chicago Silurian reef invertebrate fossils at the Field Museum. Read more about Video: Silurian Reef Database Project
Excavating fossils under normal conditions is a difficult task, but in the Antarctic it’s almost impossible. Hypothermic conditions, remote field sites, and freezing gear are only a few of the challenges that the team faced for their polar dinosaur expedition. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 20 - Antarctic Fieldwork
255 million years ago all seven continents formed one super continent called Pangaea. During this time, Antarctica was not a harsh snow and ice covered land, but a lush temperate environment teaming with plant and animal life. Dr. Peter Makovicky and Dr. Nathan Smith in the Geology Department excavate and study the fossil remains of dinosaurs that lived here to better understand the evolution of life on Earth. Read more about Science at FMNH : Ep. 19 - Antarctic Paleontology