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Marshall Center's Meteoroid Environment Office Welcomes Noted Meteor Expert

Category: Planetary Exploration

Event Format: Lecture

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL US

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., welcomes noted meteor expert Dr. Marc Fries to Marshall Nov. 8. Fries is a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz.

What: Dr. Marc Fries, a noted expert in meteorites and their recovery, will give a presentation on the use of Doppler weather radar in finding meteorites, focusing on the Oct. 30 meteorite fall in North Alabama. Members of the Huntsville-area media are invited to attend.

Fries and Marshall Center astronomer Bill Cooke will host a live web chat about meteorites and will answer questions beginning at 2 p.m. CST on Nov. 8. For more information, and to join the chat, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/meteorite_chat.html

For more information on meteorites, visit: http://planetary.msfc.nasa.gov/Meteorites_and_Craters.html

When: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 8

Where: Marshall Space Flight Center, Building 4600, Room 4013, corner of Martin and Rideout roads

To attend: Media interested in attending the presentation should contact Janet Anderson in the Marshall Public and Employee Communication Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 8:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 8. Media must report to the Gate 9 for badging.

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