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20 April 2010

20APR2010 Wisconsin Meteorite Hunt & other News

Listen, look for shuttle overhead early Tuesday

Rockford Register Star
By Chris Green If you missed mother nature's phenomena last week when a meteor lit up the night sky sailing over Iowa, northern Illinois and Wisconsin, ...

Search for meteorites continues, but farmers are losing patience

Chicago Tribune
By Duaa Eldeib and William Mullen, Tribune reporters To protect landowners' privacy, meteorite hunters like Terry Boudreaux simply refer to them by number: ...

Meteor chunks to be displayed at museum
La Crosse Tribune Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:51 PM PDT
MADISON -- At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell insouthwestern Wisconsin last week will be displayed for several daysat the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.


Meteorite Fragments On Display At UW-Madison Geology Museum
WISN 12 Milwaukee Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:16 PM PDT
At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be displayed for several days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.

Midwest meteorite fragments to be shown at University of Wisconsin Geology Museum
Green Bay Press-Gazette Mon, 19 Apr 2010 15:00 PM PDT
At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be dipslayed for several days at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum in Madison.

Meteorite Fragment Heads to Field Museum
NBC Chicago Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:41 PM PDT
Four-billion-year-old chunk of rock streaked across Midwestern sky last week.

Today's Top Stories
5 Eyewitness News St. Paul Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:39 PM PDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be dipslayed for several days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.

Meteor chunks to be displayed at UW Geology Museum
WXOW 19 La Crosse Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:23 PM PDT
Associated Press - April 19, 2010 4:05 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - At least five fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be dipslayed for several days at the...

Meteorite Chunk Donated To Field Museum
Chicagoist Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:54 AM PDT
The fireball/meteor captured on a University of Wisconsin-Madison webcam Remember last week's meteorite that created a giant fireball seen across multiple states in the Midwest? It seems one man has found a chunk of the space rock and has now donated it to the Field Museum. The Trib has the story of Terry Boudreaux, the man who, with his sons, hunted for the meteorite remains in a Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin meteorite shards on display at UW Geology Museum
University of Wisconsin - Madison Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:52 AM PDT
At least five pieces of the meteorite that fell in southwestern Wisconsin last week will be on display at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum for public viewing Tuesday, April 20 through this weekend.

Wisconsin meteorite donated to Field Museum
WGN Radio Chicago Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:11 AM PDT
A piece of the meteorite found in Wisconsin. What looks like an old backyard rock could be a piece of the puzzle to unlocking the origins of the solar system.

Meteorite donated to Field Museum
Chicago Tribune Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:06 AM PDT
A piece of the meteorite found in Wisconsin. What looks like an old backyard rock could be a piece of the puzzle to unlocking the origins of the solar system. Before Terry Boudreaux handed over the black-encrusted meteorite to Lance Grande, the Field Museum's senior vice president, the two men put on a pair of gloves and cracked matching smiles. "So, I shouldn't drop it?" Grande joked ...


Meteor chunks to be displayed at UW Geology Museum

Janesville Gazette (blog)
The meteor lit up the skies last week in parts of Wisconsin, Iowa and as far south as Missouri. The pieces to go on display Tuesday are about the size of an ...
April Showers means Meteor Showers

The Tribune
On the morning of May 6, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak. Although these are major meteor showers, the peaks may only get up to one meteor per ...
Meteor piece found in Wis.

Arizona Daily Star
MILWAUKEE - Scientists say an apparent fragment from a meteor that lighted up Midwestern skies has been recovered in southwestern Wisconsin. ...
Meteorite hunter gives rock to Field

ABC7Chicago.com
April 19, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum are examining a rock that might be linked to last week's meteor shower. ...

National Geographic
Meteor Shower to Peak on Earth Day

National Geographic
A meteor streaks across the moonlit sky over Banff National Park in Canada (file photo). For the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, nature will be setting off ...


'A feeding frenzy' for meteor hunters

Dubuque Telegraph Herald
This past weekend, the meteor researcher with the Planetary Studies Foundation and Chicago's Field Museum was one of hundreds estimated to be searching for ...

Hunters Gather to Look for Pieces of Last Week's Meteor

WTAQ
(WTAQ) - Professional and amateur meteorite hunters have flocked to southwest Wisconsin, to look for pieces of last week's meteor that lit up the night sky ...

MyFox Chicago
Meteor Hunters Recover Pieces of Midwestern Fireball

MyFox Chicago
The first chunk of the meteorite was found by a man from Chicago who rushed to Wisconsin with his two sons. "The main mass could be fifty to sixty kilos, ...

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