Meteorite Panel

“Out of the Sky: How Meteorites Changed the World”


  • How does amateur/commercial meteorite hunting contribute to science?
  • How do meteorite hunters and academic researchers work together to increase our knowledge of the field?
  • Until the 1800s, the Roman Catholic Church denied the existence of meteorites, claiming Heaven was perfect and stones could not fall from the sky. This belief was shattered by the l’Aigle fall in France of 1803.
  • What evidence is there that ancient peoples were aware of meteorites and possibly worshipped or revered them? Examples: Winona, Canyon Diablo, Henbury Craters.
  • What techniques do meteorite hunters use to find these rarest of materials?
  • Major impacts have PHYSICALLY changed the world. Examples: large craters, extinction events.
  • How has the study of chondrules helped us understand the early days of the Solar System?
  • What can meteorites tell us about the Asteroid Belt and its makeup?
  • The concept of Panspermia: Do we believe life was brought to Earth, or possibly spread through the galaxy on, or in, meteorites.
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Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85701 ( MAP )


Nov 1st & 2nd, 2014

Saturday November 1st
8:30am till 6:00pm

Sunday November 2nd
10:00am till 5:00pm

Attend the Southwest Astrophotography Seminar Oct. 29-31, 2014
SWAP 2014


We will be featuring exhibitors and manufacturers of astronomical products from around the world. Including; Telescopes, Binoculars, Mounts, Cameras, Domes, and all related accessories. You can also shop for all your extras including; Meteorites, Flashlights, Gifts, and much more.


Saturday: Tickets will be $10 for entrance to the Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo and allow access to all exhibits & talks.
Kids 12 and under FREE with adult.

Sunday: Tickets will be $10 for entrance to the Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo and allow access to all exibits & talks.
Kids 12 and under FREE with adult.

A $1 surcharge will be added to each ticket purchase by the TCC

Tickets will be available at the door at the time of the show or at TicketMaster.