[meteorite-list] UNM Meteorite Museum re-opening
From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:47:10 -0700
I think I'll keep this Lincoln LaPaz quote near next time I take part
in a meteorite documentary, or TV show.
"Meteorite hunting, unlike pure mathematics, cannot be conducted with
success solely by publicity-shy individuals comfortably seated in
On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Carl Agee <agee at unm.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for the kind words Ruben!
> I just came across this excerpt from Lincoln LaPaz's (founder of IOM)
> "Space Nomads: Meteorites in Sky, Field, and Laboratory". It is as
> true today as it was when the IOM was founded in 1944!
> "Meteorite hunting, unlike pure mathematics, cannot be conducted with
> success solely by publicity-shy individuals comfortably seated in
> armchairs. Unlike the chemist, who buys his research materials from
> catalogs; the bacteriologist, who brews up his cultures at will in a
> laboratory; and the botanist, who finds the objects of his
> experimentation in conveniently located greenhouse and herbarium, the
> meteoriticist is in large measure dependent on the general public for
> the specimens with which he works. In meteoritics, as in perhaps no
> other science, rapid progress depends on the intelligent cooperation
> of the layman, that fortunate individual destined, because of his
> ubiquitousness, not only to witness all meteorites yet to fall, but
> also, sooner or later, to stumble upon many of those that have already
> Carl B. Agee
> Director and Curator, Institute of Meteoritics
> Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
> MSC03 2050
> University of New Mexico
> Albuquerque NM 87131-1126
> Tel: (505) 750-7172
> Fax: (505) 277-3577
> Email: agee at unm.edu
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Ruben Garcia
> <rubengarcia85382 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wow, Congratulations Carl, I couldn't be happier for you!
>> It looks fantastic from the video and I can't wait to see it for
>> myself in person, it's just another step forward for UNM. Meteorite
>> museum renovations seem to be popluar now days, first ASU, then TCU
>> and now UNM.
>> You have done an amazing job at UNM. You inspire so many of us with
>> your knowledge and enthusiasm for meteoritics.
>> Keep it up!
>> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Carl Agee via Meteorite-list
>> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>>> Carl B. Agee
>>> Director and Curator, Institute of Meteoritics
>>> Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
>>> MSC03 2050
>>> University of New Mexico
>>> Albuquerque NM 87131-1126
>>> Tel: (505) 750-7172
>>> Fax: (505) 277-3577
>>> Email: agee at unm.edu
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>> Rock On!
>> Ruben Garcia
-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Thu 29 Oct 2015 05:47:10 PM PDT