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Friday, May 17 at 7pm
The Planetarium will host a special talk by Craig Whitford from Michigan State University about meteorites, ancient debris that falls to earth from space. Whitford is the Meteorites Collection Coordinator at the university’s Abrams Planetarium in East Lansing and was lead designer of their new $100,000 meteorite exhibit. The program will focus on the identifying characteristics of meteorites, where they come from, the different types, and their significance in understanding the formation of the solar system. Craig will also look at meteorite finds from across the state, including the most recent specimens from the 2018 fireball explosion near Hamburg Township in southern Michigan. A question and answer period will be included.