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Mineral Section Lecture on Meteorites

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Christian Schrader of Potsdam College will present
The Search for Antarctic Meteorites: A Scientific Travelogue
Lecture at 7:30 pm EST.  The virtual meeting will be open by 7:15 pm.  Come early to chat.

Presentation Abstract:

The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program has been active since 1976 and has collected over 23,000 specimens.  Dr. Schrader participated in the 2011-12 season with eight other scientists and will share his experiences participating in Antarctic research.  He ‘ll summarize the history and purpose of the ANSMET program and cover the importance of meteoritics to our understanding of the Solar System.  Through this, he will recount several studies that have used Antarctic samples to illuminate planetary evolution, and how meteoritics supports extraterrestrial missions that utilize rovers and remote sensing.

About the Presenter:

Christian Schrader graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a B.S. in Geology. He then received his M.S. in ore deposit geology and his Ph.D. in igneous petrology, both from the University of Georgia.  He worked with NASA on lunar exploration and migrated into a NASA postdoctoral position, during which he served on the Mars Exploration Rover Science Team and began working on volcanic rocks from both Mars and Earth.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Potsdam.


See ASRAS e-mail titled “Meteorite Talk Feb 27” for zoom link.  (Or contact Jutta Dudley or Michael Grenier.)


February 27
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Jutta Dudley