Lunar and Planetary Institute
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Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater

May 17, 2010

Meteor CraterThe LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration is excited to announce a new student field camp opportunity coming this fall! The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater 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.

The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is a week-long geology field class and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona, more popularly known as Meteor Crater. The goal 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. The field camp is offered October 17–23, 2010, and is limited to twenty-four participants. Interested candidates should apply by June 11, 2010, to be considered.

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Meteor Crater Field Camp


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Last updated May 17, 2010