Museum (Silke's favourites)

 

Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Presolar diamonds
extracted from Allende

by Silke Merchel

 

 

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences,
Brussels, Belgium

Only a few meteorites on display
(in different rooms) from a big collection,
but the dinosaur hall (with a piece of Mont-Dieu) is superb!!!


 

Musée de minéralogie -
École des Mines de Paris, France

Some meteorites in mineralogical collection:
e.g. Ensisheim, Canyon Diablo


 

 

Georg-August-University Göttingen

Geoscience Centre, GZG, Germany

One of the oldest collections in the world (from 1777)
- also with new pieces like Kharga (Egypt, 2000)


 
 

Bergbaumuseum, Bochum, Germany

Only one meteorite in mineralogical
collection:
Gibeon


 
 

Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

very "old" and valuable collection
(here: 215 kg Gibeon & a meteoritics scientist from 2004 (top)
& pieces from the Chladni collection (bottom))


 

 

Planetarium, Bochum, Germany

small pieces of Canyon Diablo
(shown here) and "others"
can be seen while waiting for excellent "Planetarium show"


 
 

Rieskrater-Museum, Nördlingen, Germany

excellent exhibition - not only about the
Nördlinger Ries impact
here a piece of Canyon Diablo


 

Post Street Mall, Windhoek, Namibia
(not a museum, but nice display of Gibeon pieces in the pedestrian zone of Windhoek)


 
 

Muzeum Ziemi, Faculty of Geographical and
 Geological Sciences
Poznan, UAM, Poland

small selection of meteorites,
but with big and wonderful pieces of Morasko
e.g. one piece of 261.8 kg (shown here) !

see also the Morasko strewn field nearby!


 
 

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum,
Glasgow, Scotland



small collection within "mixed" museum


 
 

Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, Tenerife, Spain

single meteorite on display within "mixed"
interactive science museum
(55 kg chondrite from Mahbes region, Sahara)


 
 

Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

very small collection within "mixed" museum
(Sikhote-Alin, Henbury, Huckhitta, Gibeon,...)


 
 

The National History Museum, London, UK

highlights of the collection on display
including Martian meteorites & presolar grains


 
 

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences,
Cambridge, UK

highlights of the collection on display
including Martian meteorites & presolar grains


 

 

American Museum of Natural History,
New York City
, USA

Cape York
Ahnighito ("the tent")

weight approx. 31t


 
 

Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, USA

unfortunately closed on weekends,
therefore, no meteorite pictures here


 
 

OSCAR E. MONNIG METEORITE GALLERY,
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

One of the best collections, I have ever seen!
Great meteorites and extraordinary presentation!
(here: "Scurry" found 1937 in Texas (right)&
"Arispe" found 1896 in Mexico (left))


 
 

The Field Museum of Natural History,
Chicago
, USA


 

 

 

 

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