Join Dr. Denton Ebel, curator at the American Museum of Natural History, to explore the sources of interplanetary dust and meteorites. Discover how these “left-overs” from the early history of the Solar System provide clues to the origin of the planets. On our journey, the NCMNS’s own Dr. Rachel Smith will pilot fly-through-the-Universe software called OpenSpace as we focus on the structure of the Solar System and the origins of Earth and the super-dense planet Mercury!
Dr. Ebel is a geologist specializing in meteorites: pieces of planets and “leftovers” from the formation of the solar system. The distant, resource-rich asteroid belt is his field area. He serves as the Chair of the Division of Physical Sciences and Curator of Meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History.