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Dr. Henning Haack Colloquium

November 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meteorites provide us with unique samples from bodies across the inner solar system. We have samples of Mars and the Moon and primitive samples of the material from which the solar system formed but also samples of core, mantle, and crust of many differentiated meteorites. Many of these unique rocks date back to the birth of our solar system and can tell us when and how the solar system formed, how planets evolved and what the building blocks of our own planet were. Henning Haack from Maine Mineral & Gem Museum will talk about the rocks and you will be able to look and touch samples of the many different types of meteorites from the museum’s world-class collection.

Henning Haack received his PhD in Geophysics from the University of Copenhagen, and did postdoc work at the Planetary Geosciences division at the University of Hawaii and at the Institute of Physics in Odense.  He has served as an Associate Research Professor at the Danish Center for Remote Sensing and curator for the Geological Museum at the University of Copenhagen.  He has searched for meteorites in numerous locations including Antarctica, Cape York, and the blue ice fields in Greenland. He has received a number of honors including the University of Copenhagen’s Gold Medal, The United States Congress Antarctic Service Medal, and has an asteroid named in his honor (Asteroid 7005 –Henninghaack).  He currently is an Associate Researcher at the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in Bethel and teaches at ScienceTalents in Denmark.

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November 4, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm