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This page is for internal use and limited sharing with our discussion partners. We are in the early stages of working through our ideas.

The Meteorite club

The Meteorite Club welcomes members who share a vision for building a meteorite collection for eastern Maine that will contribute to a growing regional interest in astronomy. The collection will evolve over time to become ever more interesting for both hands-on teaching purposes, self-study, and entry-level research purposes.

We are seeking new members who are interested in learning about meteorites, as well as personally collecting and trading them, with the goal of participating in research about them. Meteorites that are goup-purchased can be sectioned on our 16" diamond saw and shared.

The collection, the astronomy center, the 360° view

The meteorite collection at this time consists of just a few meteorites, but it will surely grow over time. ... Photos pending.

The meteorite collection and the setting ... The collection is envisaged as an integral part of the Astronomy Center, which is planned for the summit of Eagle Hill.

We are seeking donations (tax deductible) and loans of meteorites.

So you think you found a meteorite! ... Pending

The Meteorite Advisory Board

We are seeking mentoring from experts in meteorites who share interests in eastern Maine. We are cordially inviting them to join our Meteorite Advisory Board to play an active role of their choice.


Special events during meteor showers

The astronomy center is looking forward to hosting extended evening receptions during meteor showers, with optional overnight accommodations. Briefly quoting from the American Meteor Society ... "The meteor showers [listed] below recur each year. In some cases, they have been recognized for hundreds of years. The name of the shower in most cases indicates the Constellation from which the meteors appear." Each streak of light in a shower event is caused by debris that was shed by a comet as it swings by the Sun on its orbit around Earth. Comets are amalgamations of rock, dust, water ice, and frozen carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and ammonia. Most particulates that enter Earth's atmosphere are smaller than a grain of sand. They enter it on parallel trajectories and at extremely high speed, so most burn up before they reach Earth's surface.

For more details about these meteor showers, click ... Here.

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