80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

Greeting form Albuquerque! It’s about 7:45 am here, and thanks to jetlag I’ve been awake several hour already. I haven’t ventured outside yet, but it is going to be hot.

It’s summer, and that means it is confence season. Our first conference of the season is the 80th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (“Met Soc”), which is taking place in Santa Fe next week, just up the road from Albuquerque. This conference brings together scientists working on meteorites and other extra-terrestrial materials from all around the world. Santa Fe, in New Mexico, is the oldest state capital in the USA. It is also the highest state capital, almost 2200 m above sea level.

Three of us from the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry Group will be presenting our work at this conference, links to the abstracts are below.

Crowther, S.A., Gilmour, J.D. & Ruzicka, A.M. FIRST I-Xe AGE OF A NEW SUITE OF LARGE IGNEOUS INCLUSIONS IN ORDINARY CHONDRITES. Abstract #6284

Joy, K.H., Gradwell,  L.A. & Pernet-Fisher,  J.F. (2017) SAMPLING BASIN EJECTA IN THE OUTER – FELDSPATHIC HIGHLANDS TERRANE AT LUNA 20. Abstract #6269.

Tartèse, R. & Lyon, I.C. (2017) A TOF-SIMS INVESTIGATION OF THE VOLATILE INVENTORY OF LITHIC AND MINERAL CLASTS IN LUNAR REGOLITH SAMPLES. Abstract #6241

Follow the hash tag #MetSoc2017 on Twitter for live conference updates.

Later in the summer members of the research group will also be attending the Goldschmidt 2017Goldschmidt 2017 conference in Paris, and the preceeding Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise (DINGUE) workshop.

It’s now 8:15, maybe that’s a reasonable time to start the day…!

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About Sarah Crowther

I'm a Post Doc in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. I study xenon isotope ratios using the RELAX mass spectrometer, to try to learn more about the origins and evolution of our solar system. I look at a wide range of samples from solar wind returned by NASA's Genesis mission to zircons (some of the oldest known terrestrial rocks), from meteorites to presolar grains.
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