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
10/26/2020 10:00 AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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10/27/2020 10:00 AM
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10/28/2020 10:00 AM
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10/29/2020 10:00 AM
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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10/30/2020 10:00 AM
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10/31/2020 10:00 AM
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11/01/2020 10:00 AM
Sun, November 01
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Meteorites
11/02/2020 10:00 AM
Mon, November 02
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Meteorites
11/03/2020 10:00 AM
Tue, November 03
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Hall of Meteorites
11/04/2020 10:00 AM
Wed, November 04
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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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American Museum of Natural History

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

Schedule

October 26, Monday 10:00AM
October 27, Tuesday 10:00AM
October 28, Wednesday 10:00AM
October 29, Thursday 10:00AM
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