Field Training and Research Program
at Meteor Crater
Next Sessions: Fall 2013, Fall 2015, and Fall 2017
Past Sessions: Fall 2010 (Oct. 16–24) and Fall 2011 (Sept. 25–
The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is a week long field class and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona, more popularly known as Meteor Crater. The goal of the field camp will be to introduce students to impact cratering processes and provide an opportunity to assist with a research project at the crater. Skills developed during field camp should better prepare students for their own thesis studies in impact cratered terrains, whether they be on Earth, the Moon, Mars, or some other solar system planetary surface. This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond.
Students are responsible for transportation to Flagstaff, AZ. Transportation will be provided from Flagstaff to Meteor Crater RV Park (the team's campsite). Students should plan to arrive on Saturday, September 24, 2011 and depart on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Additional logistical details will be provided to selected participants.