Welcome to Meteorite Central, home of The Meteorite Mailing List

Meteorite Central offers the Meteorite Mailing List for the purpose of providing a fast and efficient method to relay pertinent information regarding meteorites and meteorite collecting & hunting. The List currently has over 1700 members and is growing so it's the perfect place to learn about and discuss everything meteorite related! Before signing up, please make sure you are aware of the List Policies. Be sure to read this brief history of the list!
The List Archives is also a great place to learn about meteorites. The current archive has over 10 years of posts.

Latest News

Meteorites - new Echo and the Bunnymen album out 5/26!

and sporting a cool thin section photo of Zagami from The Color Atlas of Meteorites in Thin Section

Fireball lights up East Coast skies!

Early Friday morning (Feb 28) a dazzling meteor lit up skies in at least 10 states, from Ohio to Maryland and down to South Carolina. Here are some links to info:

Spectacular Event in Russia

Early this morning a massive fireball was seen streaking across the sky in western Siberia. followed by a sonic boom that reportadly damaged buidlings across a large area of the territory. Early reports describe over 900 people being injured (mostly by glass and window debris). This looks like a big one! Watch this spectacular dashboard camera footage:

NWA 7034 is one old meteorite!

Check out the latest on this cool old stone on its Wikipedia page.

List Members Find 300kg Morasko

Congratulations to Lukas Smula and team make an exciting find: ArtMet website article

Another California Fall!

Robert Burnham Jr.

Here's a very interesting article by/about Robert Burnham Jr: Robert Burnham Jr.'s 1983 Testament: An Astronomer-Recluse Inscribes His Universe. This astronomer who published one of the most unusual and loved set of books (Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System) lived his final years in obscurity in San Diego, CA. I ran the Science Store at the RH Fleet Science Center at the time and wonder if I may have ever unknowingly chatted with him about astronomy and meteorites.

New California Fall - a CM?

A bright daytime fireball was seen traveling in the skies over central California and Nevada on Sunday morning around 8am Pacific Time. Based on many sightings, photographs, and radar data, a proposed fall area was established (east of Sacramento, CA near Coloma) and the recovery efforts began. The first find was reported to the Meteorite Mailing List on 4/24 at 11:00am Pacific Time (Recovery by Robert Ward) and looks to be a CM carbonaceous chondrite! An additional find was reported to this list later in the day (see link below). This is an exciting fall!

Help support this free mailing list: