Dr. Chris Herd

Tour of Mineralogy and Petrology Museum

Come and see a ‘hidden gem’ on the U of A campus. The Mineralogy and Petrology Museum houses hundreds of samples of rocks and minerals, including meteorites and diamonds! Participants will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the University’s Meteorite Collection, containing over 1400 meteorite specimens from around the world, in the state-of-the-art Meteorite Lab. The tour will be led by Professor Chris Herd, a meteorite specialist and curator of the collection.

The tour is limited to 18 people and will last approximately 1.5 hours on November 2, 2017 at 12 noon.  Reserve your ticket here.

The museum is located in B-08 of the Earth Sciences Building on North Campus (link to campus map).

Cannot make the tour – you can browse the collection here.

Or check out @SpaceRockDoc on CBC talking #meteorites and space rocks with @AdrienneLambCBC on this CBC video