Evan is one of five high school interns who spent his summer working at the Field Museum's Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies. Evan is going to be a high school senior. After graduation next year he plans to go to college where he will study paleontology. We are excited that we have inspired him to pursue a career in the earth sciences. He wants to be a curator at a museum and a professor at a university. His job responsibility this summer is to weigh, photograph and repack meteorite specimens in our collection.
Come see James Holstein of the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies speak about meteorites at the Levy Community Center, 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL on August 9th 7:00- 8:30 pm . The event is hosted by the Illinois Science Council and is free and open to all ages. Reserve your free tickets today. Parking is also free in the Levy lot.
Sarah is one of five high-school interns who worked with meteorites at the Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies this summer. Sarah's responsibilities include weighing, photographing and repacking the meteorites in the collection and consolidating data for the migration to the new database. Sarah just graduated from high school and will be attending Beloit college in the fall where she wants to study some aspect of science with a focus on educating the public and children.
The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies hosts five high-school students and three undergraduate students students this summer. They receive a unique hands-on education with meteorite-related laboratory work and collections management projects. Here and on our Facebook page we will feature brief presentations of them, their projects and experience at the RAPC.
Specimen Gives Science a Glimpse 4.6 Billion Years Back in Time. The Field Museum will receive a high-quality meteorite from a fireball that exploded over California and Nevada last month. The 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite, donated by private collector Terry Boudreaux, is extremely rare and valuable to science. It weighs about one-third of an ounce (10 grams) and has been tentatively classified as carbonaceous chondrite. The Field Museum’s curator of meteorites, Dr. Philipp R. Heck, will study the specimen at the Museum’s Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies.