Here are just a few photos from our Washington DC visit. Robert Cucchiara and I were in town recently as we had meteorite related business with the Smithsonian Museum. While there we took a few photos of some of the rarest meteorites in the world housed at the Museum. Some are on display for all the world to see, and some are locked away in the vault for preservation and study.
Above: Of course I had to visit the US Capital building while in DC.
Below: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Here is the entrance into the Museum The view of the entrance from the second floor.
Original Ledger - Notice the first entry is a cow killer and the next killed a horse! Robert holding ALH84001 Martian Meteorite
Robert Cucchiara with Linda Welzenbach and Tim McCoy Robert posing with the Lorton Meteorite - notice the tile with hole.
Bet you've never seen a meteorite like this. It's called Charcas and as you can see it's inscribed "A. Ulisis S. Grant". I think they said it was given our 18th President during his term in office!
Nicely oriented Lafayette meteorite A nicely thumb-printed iron meteorite from Idaho, called Oakley
Robert standing in front of the famous Tucson Ring and Carlton meteorites. Ruben at the Lincoln Memorial.
The main mass of the Drum Mountains Meteorite. Me peering into an actual space capsule at the Air and Space Museum