Hall of Meteorites

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites features a circular layout centered around a massive 34-ton iron meteorite fragment called Ahnighito. For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by streaks of light flashing across the night sky. These ... more

The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites features a circular layout centered around a massive 34-ton iron meteorite fragment called Ahnighito.

For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by streaks of light flashing across the night sky. These "shooting stars" are actually tiny grains of dust from space that burn up in Earth's atmosphere before reaching the ground. But hundreds of times a year, a rock called a meteorite survives the fiery trip from space and lands on Earth. A small fraction of these "fallen stars"—really fallen rocks—are recovered each year from around the globe.

The vast majority of meteorites are pieces of asteroids, the small rocky bodies that orbit the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. And while meteorites are not from stars, they contain vital clues that help scientists understand how stars like our Sun formed and how planets, including Earth, took shape more than four billion years ago.


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Hall of Meteorites

Hall of Meteorites
10/22/2019 10:00 AM
Tue, October 22
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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10/23/2019 10:00 AM
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10/24/2019 10:00 AM
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10/25/2019 10:00 AM
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10/26/2019 10:00 AM
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10/27/2019 10:00 AM
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10/28/2019 10:00 AM
Mon, October 28
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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10/29/2019 10:00 AM
Tue, October 29
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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10/30/2019 10:00 AM
Wed, October 30
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Meteorites
10/31/2019 10:00 AM
Thu, October 31
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Occurs 70 more times through Jan 09

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

October 22, Tuesday 10:00AM
October 23, Wednesday 10:00AM
October 24, Thursday 10:00AM
October 25, Friday 10:00AM
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