[meteorite-list] Institute of Meteoritics celebrates 75th anniversary

From: Carl Agee <agee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:18:30 -0600
Message-ID: <CADYrzhreoMjX5ho+SYRDFcscFiyusy2Uw52kfOv6dM3ge36aiA_at_mail.gmail.com>


The Institute of Meteoritics, founded at UNM in 1944 as one of the
first institutions in the world devoted to the study of meteorites,
will be celebrating its 75th anniversary during UNM?s homecoming week
on Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th, 2019. One of the
highlights of the event will be an open house at the newly renovated
UNM Meteorite Museum which features many rare and stunning specimens
from outer space.

There will be a reception on Thursday evening, Oct 24th with lite
fare, an open house in the Meteorite Museum, interactive displays and
2 special guest speakers.

Dr. G. Jeffrey Taylor- Professor Emeritus, Hawai`i Institute of
Geophysics and Planetology

Talk Title: Determining the Bulk Chemical Composition of the Moon and
Why We Care

Dr. Harrison ?Jack? Schmitt- Former Apollo 17 astronaut and U.S. Senator

Talk title: Apollo 17 and Beyond

Friday, Oct 25th will consist of a symposium with special guest
speakers?Lunch will be provided

Some of the confirmed guest speakers are:

Dr. Chris Herd - Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences at the University of Alberta

Talk title: Finding the Source Craters for the Martian Meteorites

Dr. Nina Lanza- Deputy Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration
at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Talk title: Zapping rocks on Mars: Past, present, and future
observations from the ChemCam and SuperCam instruments

Dr. Lars Borg - an isotope geochemist whose research has focused on
the primordial differentiation of the terrestrial planets and

Talk Title: Isotopic Evidence for a Young Lunar Magma Ocean

Various IOM Faculty and staff scientists will also speak on Friday

To register now please follow this link: unmalumni.com/iom-75

If you are unable to attend, we invite you to support the Institute of
Meteoritics via one of the following methods:

Donate by credit card now:


For Payment by check:

Please make check payable to:

UNM Foundation and reference: IOM Director?s Fund Account - Allocation
No. 203207

Mail check directly to:

UNM Foundation

Two Woodward Center

700 Lomas Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102


Sponsors who would like to set up a table can register through our
registration site as a vendor. If you are a sponsor and would like a
company representative to attend the reception and/or symposium as a
vendor, please contact Beth Ha (beth3ha at unm.edu). Meals, lodging and
other travel expenses for the representative must be covered by the
sponsor. In lieu of having a representative present at the meeting,
you can ship us marketing materials and we will make them available at
the reception and symposium.

For additional information, or to be added to the IOM mailing list,
please email: IOM at unm.edu.

Thank you!


Dr. Carl Agee

Carl B. Agee
President, Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth
Sciences (COMPRES)
Director, 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
Received on Wed 14 Aug 2019 11:18:30 AM PDT

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