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Published: May 3, 2012

Members Night 2012 @ RAPC

Philipp Heck, Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies and Head, Robert A. Pritzker Center, Integrative Research Center

In April 2012 the Field Museum opened its doors to labs and collections for its Members. A total of 9025 persons attended this event. Staff and graduate students affiliated with the Robert A. Pritzker Center displayed meteorites from its world-class collection and explained what studying them can tell us about their parent bodies.

We added a photo gallery from the 2012 members night at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. View the gallery here!


Philipp Heck

Philipp R. Heck is the Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL. He is also an Associate Professor (part time) at the University of Chicago's Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the College, and a member of the Chicago Center for Cosmochemistry.

As the curator in charge and head of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Philipp R. Heck oversees the collection of meteorites, the largest meteorite collection housed at a private research institution. Other responsibilities include the curation of the gem, mineral, rock and economic geology collections.