Did you know that actual extraterrestrial materials are used by scientists on Earth to better understand the formation of our own planet? It's true! Objects collected from the moon, asteroids and comets are stored at NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center and used to study the evolution of our solar system. This Wednesday, Sept. 27, space-lovers can hear Dr. Carlton Allen—who spent 14 years as NASA’s Astromaterials Curator and Manager of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office—discussing what these alien materials have taught us about the solar system and our world at the N.M. Museum of Natural History and Science. General admission for the lecture, “Pieces of Other Worlds” is $7, and student tickets are $4. The talk begins at 6:30pm. (Joshua Lee)
Wednesday Sep 27, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Dr. Carlton Allen discusses scientific research of the formation and evolution of our solar system.
Extraterrestrial materials collected from the Moon, asteroids, and comets, are used for scientific research on Earth to understand the formation and evolution of our solar system, and are stored at NASA’s Johnson Spaceflight Center. This is a unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Carlton Allen, who spent 14 years as NASA’s Astromaterials Curator and Manager of the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office.