[meteorite-list] Northwest Africa 5000 Update/Inaugural Viewing R.O.M.!

From: Pete Pete <rsvp321_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:17:44 -0500
Message-ID: <BAY141-W565EB8753AFE8E02E6E18DF8DD0_at_phx.gbl>

Hi, Adam, and all,
I had the pleasure of attending the museum last Tuesday the 6th.
Being that close to a Lunar bigger than my head...AY CARAMBA!
The glass panes are nice and close to the meteorite, kept clean, and very well lit, so even with my outdated 6 mp camera I was able to get some beauty close-up and very detailed shots, including the most sides of the outer crust.
I'm looking forward to getting these pics on my Photoshop.
If we were taking a poll of favourite stony matrixes, this one is my choice.
Thanks, Adam and Greg, for sharing.
This display is a good case in point of the benefit of private collectors and hunters to the public.

> Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:55:42 -0800
> From: raremeteorites at yahoo.com
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Northwest Africa 5000 Update/Inaugural Viewing R.O.M.!
> Dear List members:
> A lot of you have been asking about the disposition of Northwest Africa 5000.
> The main mass is currently on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. I encourage anybody who will be in the area to see this world class meteorite collection. I want thank the museum for doing a wonderful job of announcing and presenting Northwest Africa 5000 in a proper environment. They did an outstanding job!
> Images:
> Northwest Africa 5000 in its own display for the public inaugural viewing at the Royal Ontario Museum:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-1.jpg
> Another view with Dr. Irving present:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-2.jpg
> Close-up of Main Mass:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-3.jpg
> Fantastic display case explaining how lunar meteorites make it to Earth (Note: NWA5000 in front):
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-4.jpg
> Partial view of the Royal Ontario Museum's world class meteorite collection:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-5.jpg
> NWA 3163 on interpretive monitor system, a permanent part of the Royal Ontario Meteorite collection:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/ROM-6.jpg
> Royal Ontario Museum Press Release:
> http://www.rom.on.ca/news/releases/public.php?mediakey=lf3mjmmzij
> Here are a few articles on Northwest Africa 5000:
> http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2008/12/16/rom-drops-surprise-moon-rock-on-toronto.aspx
> http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/toronto/archive/2008/12/17/rom-offers-a-sneak-peek-of-an-empty-case.aspx
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/v5/content/subscribe?user_URL=http://www.theglobeandmail.com%2Fservlet%2Fstory%2FLAC.20081218.MOON18%2FTPStory%2FEntertainment&ord=2015935&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true
> http://www.thevarsity.ca/article/6367
> http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1355463
> http://www.thestar.com/Entertainment/article/563111
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081218.LISTINGS18/TPStory/Entertainment
> I hope some of you can make it to this inaugural display. There are several other planetary main masses on permanent display that are definitely worth checking out. The Royal Ontario Museum's Meteorite Collection is among the world's finest!
> Best Regards,
> Adam
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