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

Wed, January 19
10:00AM
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Thu, January 20
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Fri, January 21
10:00AM
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Sat, January 22
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Sun, January 23
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Mon, January 24
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Tue, January 25
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Wed, January 26
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Thu, January 27
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Fri, January 28
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Occurs 169 more times through Jul 16

American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

January 19, Wednesday 10:00AM
January 20, Thursday 10:00AM
January 21, Friday 10:00AM
January 22, Saturday 10:00AM
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