Lunar and Planetary Institute

Now Accepting Applications for Meteor Crater Field Camp

April 25, 2018

InSight spacecraft

The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is a week-long opportunity to study 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 the 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.

The field camp is designed for graduate college students in geology and planetary science programs, although advanced undergraduate students will be considered if they have successfully completed a summer field geology program and have a demonstrated interest in impact cratering processes. It is open to U.S. and foreign national students.

The field camp is offered October 6–14, 2018. Interested candidates should apply by June 11, 2018, to be considered.

This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond.

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Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater

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