Space dust is all around us…even in the alley next to our school!  Cathy McWatters, astronomy educator extraordinaire, led the Academy’s Astronomy Club in a hunt for micrometeorites – tiny particles of space rock weighing usually less than a gram and appearing as near-perfect circles under a microscope.  The best chance of collecting micrometeorites is after a meteor shower, so get your magnets ready because the Leonids will be peaking in the early hours of November 18!

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Nov. 22nd, 2011 – Searching for Micrometeorites