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The Rediscovery of the Old Woman Meteorite Site

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

free

Location: Geology 3656

Time: 2:30-3:00 PM

595 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles

Located next to Parking Structure 2 at the University of California, Los Angeles

Lecture by Fernando Ramirez

In 1976, two young prospectors discovered the second largest North American meteorite, the 3-ton Old Woman iron (a large slab cut from the iron is exhibited on the north wall of the UCLA Meteorite Gallery). This discovery triggered a bureaucratic struggle for ownership and the find site was never properly documented. Ramirez will tell stories about searching for and finally finding the fall site as well as his continuing efforts to detect the impact site higher up on the mountain.

https://meteorites.ucla.edu/

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
free
Event Category:
Website:
https://meteorites.ucla.edu/events/

Venue

UCLA Meteorite Gallery
595 Charles Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Phone:
310-825-2015
Website:
http://meteorites.ucla.edu/events/