Meteorite hit my client...ideas on preserving?

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Meteorite hit my client...ideas on preserving?

Post by Ryan » May 25th, 2018, 9:45 am

So, in an interesting twist, a Meteorite hit my client's son in the knee this morning. Its still "fresh and hot", and golf ball sized!. I've had her contact Peter Brown, but he looks to be away until mid June. anyone have any contacts on what she could do to properly preserve it as pristinely as possible in case someone wants to study it? Or know any of Peter's colleagues who might be around still in the summer?

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Post by HenryL » May 25th, 2018, 9:59 am

Ryan, I'd put it in a baggie and into the freezer, if you can, until people are contacted.

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Post by HenryL » May 25th, 2018, 10:03 am

Ryan, I'd put it in a baggie and into the freezer, if you can, until people are contacted.

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Post by David L. Clark » May 25th, 2018, 10:59 am

Have tried to generate some interest here at Western, but the group is short staffed with people away. Spoke to Margaret Campbell-Brown. Audrey Bouvier is now the curator of meteorites, but she is absolutely swamped with rocks and reluctant to take more. My go-to guy is Phil McCausland, now at Brock. He might be able to confirm by photos. If you want email addresses, email me personally at dclark56@uwo.ca.

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Post by HenryL » May 25th, 2018, 11:52 am

Thanks Dave,

I was able to get Phil's permission to PM his private contact info to Ryan.

I can't wait to hear the details!

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Post by Charlie M » May 25th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Can your client's son give me some numbers for tonight's Max Millions draw ? Re Meteorite specialists, whatever happened to Dr. Jim Jones ?

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Post by Ryan » May 26th, 2018, 9:47 am

Charlie M wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Can your client's son give me some numbers for tonight's Max Millions draw ? Re Meteorite specialists, whatever happened to Dr. Jim Jones ?
Ha! Odds of winning lotto max are 28 million to one vs 3200 to one for the meteorite hit....

Thanks for the leads...have forwarded to the mom who will reach out.

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Post by Ryan » May 26th, 2018, 9:49 am

I wonder if we should create a local award for Londoners hit by space objects? Could be good way to get astronomy and light pollution awareness out to the public, And encourage this young man to get interested in astronomy.

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Post by Charlie M » May 26th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Ryan wrote:
May 26th, 2018, 9:47 am
Charlie M wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Can your client's son give me some numbers for tonight's Max Millions draw ? Re Meteorite specialists, whatever happened to Dr. Jim Jones ?
Ha! Odds of winning lotto max are 28 million to one vs 3200 to one for the meteorite hit....

Thanks for the leads...have forwarded to the mom who will reach out.
Is that all ???!!!??? I would have thought the chances of getting whacked in the knee, or anywhere else, would be astronomical (no pun intended). Geez maybe I better not leave the house without a hard hat. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... pace-earth
I'm sure Dr. Jones Prof Emeritus might have some great advice and I wish I knew what became of my former Physics Prof myself.

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Post by HenryL » May 26th, 2018, 7:15 pm

Charlie, "Meteor Jim" would drop by after retirement, and always had a smile on his face.
I haven't seen him in several years now.

Jim Jones left an incredible legacy here at Western what with Peter Brown, Margaret Campbell-Brown, and Paul Wiegert making a dynamic and energetic meteor physics group in Physics and Astronomy. Also outside of Western there is the legacy of his ex-grad Bob Hawkes in Nova Scotia. What with the new fangled CPSX (Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration) many people across disciplines are involved here at Western. So the meteorite curator is Earth Scientist Audrey Bouvier, and ex-curator is Earth Scientist Phil McCausland. Audrey is away, so Phil is hopefully handling this new golf ball sized people eater that landed the other day. I can't wait to hear something about it.

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