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Free Webinar on Aug. 8, 2008: Searching for Meteorites at the Bottom of the World

By SpaceRef Editor
August 4, 2008
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Join Dr. Lucy McFadden for this free, one-hour webinar taking place on Aug. 8, 2008, at 1 p.m. EDT. McFadden is a Research Professor from the University of Maryland and field team member of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Meteorite Search Program 2007-2008.

Since 1976, the U.S. National Science Foundation has supported an annual search for meteorites during the Antarctic summer, which occurs from late November through January. McFadden was invited to be part of the 2007 expedition to the Miller Range of Antarctica. The team of eight scientists spent 42 days searching for meteorites on foot and by snowmobile. They lived in tents set up on the ice. In this live webinar, McFadden recounts the excitement of her scientific expedition and how it has propelled her enthusiasm to explore the small bodies in the solar system through NASA missions: NEAR, Deep Impact, Dawn and EPOXI.

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If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail Judy Counley at

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