[meteorite-list] Meteorite Association

From: Michael Casper <Michael_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:41 2004
Message-ID: <000701c0b199$26a90e60$0300a8c0_at_Domain>

There already exists a "Meteorite Association" it is the Meteoritical
Society. Any efforts by "wanna be" or "low level" dealers will go nowhere.
Those dealers that earn "big bucks" will not adhere to the "rules" or
proposed "regulations" set forth by a group calling themselves an
"association". Just my silly and possibly accurate opinion. I hope this
doesn't upset anyone.

  oxoxo, MC

----- Original Message -----
From: Alexander Seidel <ase_at_planet-interkom.de>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 6:39 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Association

> Listees concerned about a "Meteorite Association",
> donīt overestimate the impact of this list [..well, donīt beat me for
> such a heretic statement..:-)]. The point is, some, but really not too
> many of the "high rollers" in the meteorite scene, the real "big ones"
> (collectors, dealers, scientists), are obviously NOT subscribed to this
> list for one reason or the other, at least they donīt show up here
> actively with their own posts. The same with the scientists in the
> field, with some honorable exceptions. This is nothing but an observable
> fact on the one hand. On the other hand, a Meteorite Association, in my
> opinion, would need these people and their support. I donīt know how
> this could be resolved here. The idea as such may be good, and we have
> already seen from the vivid discussions in the past that there seems to
> be need for getting it to work in practice, but apart from the
> establishment of some local groups (which surely is good for those
> involved - we just learned about one in Colorado..) nothing has evolved
> from those discussions on a bigger, national or even (a necessary)
> international scale.
> So, my heretic question again: is this the right forum? May be it could
> be some kind of "kernel" where ideas can be discussed and condensed to
> let the seed grow like the planetesimals slowly grew long ago.
> Unfortunately not too many members of this list seem to be organised in
> the one-and-only big organization of "meteoriticists", namely the
> Meteoritical Society, a renowned forum of slightly over 1000 members
> worldwide, mainly scientists, but also many amateurs. This society
> issues a great, though quite technical, magazine, holds annual meetings
> (the next one in Rome, Italy), and hosts the famous NomCom, which has
> often contributed also to this list by virtue of Jeff Grossman, one of
> itīs members.
> I believe, if more of us where organized under the roof of such a
> renowned society, things like establishing a "Meteorite Association"
> with all the goals of it already outlined would be somewhat easier.
> A "Meteorite Association" would, of course, neither be comparable
> to nor should it ever strive to intersect with the main efforts of the
> Meteoritical Society, the latter one being a purely scientific forum,
> but it could grow out from such a "mother organization" as some
> independent, interdisciplinary quality-assurance task force of
> dealers, collectors, scientists alike, with a heavyweight on the
> special purposes it aims at.
> Well, just an opinion...
> Alex
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