CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
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Iowa City IA 52242
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UI Museum of Natural History presents Nov. 18 lecture on meteorites
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
will present a 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 slide and lecture program, "When
the Sky Fell: Iowa's Modern and Ancient Records of Meteorites" by
Cornell College geology professor Paul Garvin in Room 112 of Macbride Hall
on the UI campus.
Garvin, whose talk will include the accounts of terrified eyewitnesses
and tales of greedy scientists chasing after meteorite fragments, is the
author of a new book, Iowa's Minerals, published by the University
of Iowa Press. He notes that three of the eight largest impacts recorded
in the United States occurred in Iowa between 1875 and 1890.
The program, a part of the "Afternoon With a Scientist" lecture
series, is free and open to the public. For further information or to be
placed on the Museum of Natural History mailing list, call David Brenzel,
program coordinator, at 319-335-0482.