[meteorite-list] Meteorite Exhibit Comes To Rice Museum in Oregon
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Jul 13 20:40:50 2004
Meteor exhibit comes to Rice Museum in Hillsboro
Hillsboro Argus (Oregon)
July 13, 2004
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals announces the opening of
"The Meteorite Exhibit" to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the
museum, 26385 NW Groveland Dr., Hillsboro.
This new meteorite exhibit was created as part of a NASA
Education/Public Outreach grant to the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at
Portland State University and in partnershipwith the Rice Northwest
Museum of Rocks and Minerals. The NASA grant also funds the development
of a website and activities whereby high school and middle school
teachers can learn about meteorites and the solar system.
The Project was conceived and developed by Alex Ruzicka, research
assistant professor at PSU and Melinda Hutson, instructor at Portland
Community College who also teaches and does research at PSU. Together
with field scientist Dick Pugh, they established the Cascadia Meteorite
Laboratory (CML) in 2002 to promote meteorite and planetary science
research and education.
The CML/PSU meteorite collection has grown to over 200. Many of these
specimens, including a Mars meteorite and a lunar meteorite, along with
meteorites from the Rice collection, are displayed in the featured
exhibit. Rudy Tschernich will be curator of the collections at the Rice
The Rice Museum is in Hillsboro (take exit 61, Helvetia Road, off
Admission charges are: Adults, $4.50; seniors, $4.00; students, $3.50,
and under 6, free. Museum hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through
Sunday. For more, call 503-647-2418.
Received on Tue 13 Jul 2004 08:40:46 PM PDT