Introduction to meteorites under the microscope

Chrondrite meteorite in thin section; Backscattered Electron (BSE) image prepared during routine Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis at the University of Plymouth.

  • Room 007, Fitzroy Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA.

  • Room 007, Fitzroy Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA.

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Dr Tony Irving will be in Plymouth, UK, to present a seminar and two short workshops on meteorites in thin section. These short workshops are free to attend, and includes social/networking opportunities, but meals are not provided. Both classes are designed for an academic interest, but any interested parties are welcome. Booking is required.

Workshop leaders: Dr Tony Irving, University of Washington and Dr Natasha Stephen, University of Plymouth.


Workshop one:

Introduction to lunar and Martian meteorites under the microscope
Thursday 30 August 2018, 14:30–16:30

This first workshop will cover lunar and Martian meteorites.


Workshop two:

The classification and study of meteorites (chondrites and achondrites)
Friday 31 August 2018, 10:00–12:30

The second workshop will focus on other classes of meteorites including chondrites and achondrites, using petrological microscopes.


Spaces are limited therefore booking is essential. Priority will be offered to current students.

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