Meteorite, Rock, and Mineral Collections

University of Arkansas

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This facility is funded by NASA and the University of Arkansas

 

 

 

 

 

News and Events

 

 

 

About Us

The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science maintains collections of samples that reflect and support its research efforts.  These are a meteorite collection, a collection of terrestrial rocks and minerals, a complete suite of feldspar samples, and a set of fluorescent minerals.

 

The Collections

 

Meteorites

Rocks and Minerals

Feldspars

Flourescent Minerals

 

Announcements, press releases and newsletter

The monthly newsletter, press releases and announcements of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science sometimes contain items concerning the collections.

The Paragould Meteorite

The third largest meteorite to fall in north America has been in Fayetteville since 1988.  The property of the Field Museum in Chicago, the meteorite was recently moved from the Mullins Library to the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences.

 

Public Lectures

Announcements of public lectures by researchers in the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences of interest to researchers associated with the collections.

 

Keck Presentations

Researchers using the collections participate in the weekly Keck Laboratory meetings.

Graduate and undergraduate research involving these collections

Students can perform research topics that involve the sample collections through programs administered by the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science.  Click here learn about programs for academic year undergraduates program, summer undergraduate program, or the graduate student program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences | University of Arkansas

 

 

Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences,
202 Old Museum, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. (479) 575-3170